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MNPS Field Trip: Wild Washington- Fort Chaplin (Sunday)

  • 09/11/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • NE Washington DC

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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

144th walk in the Wild Washington- Forts series

Continuing our series of visits to Civil War Fort sites in Washington, DC we will return to FORT CHAPLIN. Always a very special trip in Spring, but since we were rained out in May, we will visit in September to observe and record the progress of this young forested area where the presence of invasive plants have not overwhelmed the site.  We see the beauties of the Terrace Gravel forest in blueberries, huckleberries, mountain laurels, staggerbush, sweetbells; all under the sheltering leaves of Chestnut oaks, white oaks, sassafras, black gum and many other trees.

Leaders: Mary Pat Rowan and David Culp

REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

FREE

Notes: Easy to moderate walk but remember we may encounter poison ivy so dress accordingly.

Bring: Water and lunch or a snack.  

Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if raining, but call Mary Pat at 202-526-8821 Sunday morning before 9:00 AM if weather is uncertain and you are concerned about cancellation.  

Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Mary Pat Rowan, blair-rowan@starpower.net, 202-526-8821or David Culp, 202-415-1594.

Directions: Meet on East Capital Street at 41st Street NE.  Traveling east on Benning Road, cross Anacostia River and cross  Minnesota Av. NE. Go all the way to where Benning Road curves to the right and intersects with East Capital Street.  Take a right on East Capital and head west a few blocks until you get to 41st Street NE on your right.  Take a right and park on 41st or on East Capital if you can.

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