For all serious and immediate emergencies, please call 911.
Please report suspicious activity, wildlife crimes, or injured wildlife on the refuge to Headquarters: 703-490-4979.
Report injured wildlife found outside of the refuge’s property to the Wildlife Assistance Hotline: 703-440-0800. Leave a message and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator will return your call promptly.
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In the early 1960’s a developer sought out land on Mason Neck to build a planned community and airport. Elizabeth van Laer Speer Hartwell, a local resident, who valued the pristine nature of the peninsula, organized an effort to stop this development. She recognized the potential of the Mason Neck peninsula as a safe haven for the endangered bald eagles along the Potomac River.