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NATURAL HERITAGE
Grafton Ponds Natural Area Preserve
© Gary P. Fleming

Grafton Ponds Natural Area Preserve

SITE DESCRIPTION:

Grafton Ponds represents Virginia's best remaining example of a coastal plain pond complex. The many ponds here were formed by dissolution of the underlying calcareous marine deposits of the Yorktown Formation. This wetland complex supports several rare plants and animals for Virginia including Harper's fimbristylis (Fimbristylis perpusilla), pond spice (Litsea_aestivalis), Mabee's salamander (Ambystoma mabeei) and barking treefrog (Hyla gratiosa).

VISITATION:
This preserve is owned by the City of Newport News and the area is open for visitation.

Please contact Newport News Parks for access information at (757) 886-7912.

York
Newport News
375 acres
Yes
Zach Bradford, Chesapeake Bay Region Steward
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Division of Natural Heritage
Richmond, VA (804)-225-2303.