Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society
We will not visit a Civil War Fort but will explore the terrace gravel forest on Mt. Hamilton at the National Arboretum and roam around some of the natural areas of the Arboretum which visitors never see.
What to Bring: Water and Lunch.
Note: Easy to moderate walk. The event will go on through a light rain but will be cancelled if there is a downpour.
Directions: From Northwest Washington - Follow New York Avenue east to the intersection of Bladensburg Road. Turn right (south) onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. From the Maryland suburbs - Take the Capital Beltway (I 495/I 95) to exit 22B (Baltimore Washington Parkway) towards Washington. Follow the Baltimore Washington Parkway approximately 7 miles to Route 50 West (New York Avenue). Once on Route 50 get in your left lane. You will approach the intersection of Bladensburg Road where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Road. Make the left onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. Park in the parking lot just inside the gate and we will meet there.
Contact: Call Mary Pat Rowan at 202 526 8821 before 9 am the morning of the walk if you want to know if the walk is cancelled. Also call or e-mail blair-rowan @ starpower.net if you have any questions.