Arlington County and Vicinity Non-Motorized Boathouse Facility EIS
For more than a decade, rowing enthusiasts in Arlington County have actively pursued the development of a community boathouse to provide a home to accommodate the area's institutional rowing programs, local rowing and paddling organizations and other non-motorized boat users. In August 2002, the National Park Service (NPS) released a study entitled Facility & Site Analysis (feasibility study) for a Boathouse on the Potomac River in Arlington County and Vicinity. This analysis was initiated specifically at the request of Congress to assess potential siting, or location, of a boathouse facility for non-motorized boats within Arlington County along the Potomac River on parkland administered by George Washington Memorial Parkway. The study examined building a facility, which included indoor storage space and floating docks at four possible locations—two on the waterfront near Key Bridge, one south of the CSX/14th Street Potomac River Bridges, and one on Daingerfield Island, south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
We are pleased to announce the re-initiation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Arlington County and Vicinity Non-Motorized Boathouse Facility. The goal of the EIS is to study the sites identified in the 2002 feasibility study and determine a preferred alternative that is consistent with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines, and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) as well as NPS policies and mandates.
Claire C. Rozdilski
Acting Environmental Protection Specialist
George Washington Memorial Parkway