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MNPS Field Trip: Wild Washington-Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (Sunday)

  • 09/02/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • SE Washington DC

Sunday, September 2, 2018 9 AM-1 PM

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society 

159th walk in the Wild Washington-Forts series

We will return to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to view the last remaining tidal marsh in the District of Columbia. The park is home to a wide variety of flora once native to the region before urban sprawl took the surrounding land. We will walk part of the River Walk trail and then walk on the boardwalk over the marsh to the banks of the Anacostia River. The park is a National Park Service site.

Leaders: Allen Browne and Claudine Lebeau


Notes:  Easy walk but there may be ticks and we may encounter poison ivy so dress and spray accordingly.

Bring:  Water and lunch or a snack. 

Cancellation Policy:  Cancelled if raining, but call Claudine 240-273-2803 (cell phone) Sunday morning before 9:00 AM if weather is uncertain and you are concerned about cancellation.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register): Claudine Lebeau,, 202-472-2803 (cell phone).

Directions: We will meet at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens at the entrance of the Visitor Center, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE, Washington, DC. Go to the website for the Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens,,  and follow the directions. The park is accessible by public transit. The Deanwood Metro Station (Orange and Silver Lines) is only 0.7 miles from the visitor center.

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