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Letter: Come to Williams Wharf

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

As we all cope with COVID-19, I invite the public to enjoy relief at Williams Wharf—the primary property of the Mathews Land Conservancy. Using safety measures, visitors are enjoying the beautiful views, fishing, kayaking, sailing and other recreational activity during this challenging time. Visitors are also encouraged to support our local restaurants with take-out meals and come enjoy at the wharf’s riverfront pavilion.

Safe programs occurring include the Williams Wharf Open Water Swim Club; outdoor fitness or yoga workshops with local partners; and the Virginia Tidewater Trailrunners for its Micro-Triathlon Series May through September.

Since 1640, Williams Wharf has played a prominent role in Mathews’ economy and cultural heritage. When threatened 25 years by a potential industrial operation, the Mathews Land Conservancy and generous donors saved it and has preserved it for the public’s benefit and use.

So come to your Williams Wharf—especially...

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