On Saturday, December 10th, Great Falls Park, a unit of the George Washington Memorial Parkway , and Riverbend Park, a unit of the Fairfax County (Virginia) Park Authority, celebrated the culmination of over two years of collaborative efforts to develop the Potomac River Gorge Interpretive Trail. Dignitaries from Fairfax County and National Capital Region were on hand for the unveiling and ribbon-cutting that formally opened the trail, which ?seamlessly? links the two parks with a total of 14 wayside panels, seven in each park, along 2.5 miles of river shoreline. The wayside panels were designed by the staffs at each park and are devoted to the natural and cultural history of the Potomac River Gorge. By visiting the wayside panels along the trail, visitors become aware of the global importance of the Potomac River Gorge and the integral role the gorge plays as part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The project also involved close coordination with the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network (CBGN) as a major partner in the project.