Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve

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Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve
Map showing the location of Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve
Location within Virginia
Location Northumberland County, Virginia
Nearest city Hardings
Coordinates 37°46′55″N 76°17′57″W / 37.7819°N 76.2992°W / 37.7819; -76.2992Coordinates: 37°46′55″N 76°17′57″W / 37.7819°N 76.2992°W / 37.7819; -76.2992[1]
Area 316 acres (128 ha)
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/dameron.shtml

Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve is a 316-acre (128 ha) Natural Area Preserve located in Northumberland County, Virginia. It is one in a series of protected areas lining the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, and contains one of the region's most significant wetlands for marsh-bird habitats. Its pristine beaches serve as a home for the northeastern beach tiger beetle. Some of the land has been used in the past for agricultural pursuits. Currently a project is underway to restore some of the area to its former state.

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