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NATURAL HERITAGE
Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve

Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve

SITE DESCRIPTION:

This preserve is 1193 acres of freshwater tidal marsh and upland buffer along the Pamunkey River about 30 miles east of Richmond. Cumberland Marsh supports perhaps the greatest biological diversity on the Pamunkey River, including nesting bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons and egrets as well as the sensitive joint-vetch, a federally threatened member of the pea family. Situated along the Atlantic Flyway, the marsh is important migratory and wintering habitat for waterfowl.

VISITATION:

Note, Feb. 5 2014: The boardwalk at Cumberland Marsh will be closed for repair for the next few weeks. The length of the closure will depend on how favorable the weather and tides are for performing the work. Please check the website www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/placesweprotect/vandell-preserve-at-cumberland-marsh.xml or call the Charlottesville Office at (434) 295-6106 for updates.
Cumberland Marsh Natural Area Preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Facilities include a handicapped accessible boardwalk and observation platform with interpretive signs.

For visitation information, contact the Virginia Chapter of TNC at (434) 295-6106.

New Kent
The Nature Conservancy
1193 acres
Yes
Rebecca Wilson, Chesapeake Bay Region Steward,
Department of Conservation and Recreation,
Division of Natural Heritage
Richmond, VA
(804) 225-2303.