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MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont

  • 11/04/2012
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Fort Dupont, Washington, DC

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

Civil War Fort Sites in Washington, DC

We will return to FORT DUPONT, the largest of the Civil War Fort properties in Washington D.C. at 261 acres, to explore the upland forests with an emphasis on identifying native oaks using the bark, leaves on the ground, buds and acorns.  We will meet in the parking lot of the Fort Dupont Activity Center but car share to our entry point on Ridge Road.

In 2012, the trips will focus on Oak identification as part of the Society's Year of the Oak.

Leaders: Mary Pat Rowan and Lou Aronica

Directions: We will meet in the parking lot of the Ft. DuPont Activity Center off Randall Circle.  Randall Circle is on Minnesota Avenue SE at Massachusetts Av. SE.  Access via East Capital Street and go south on Minnesota Av SE to Randall Circle which is at Mass Av. SE.  Or, take I-295 from the beltway north to Pennsylvania Av SE and turn north on Minnesota Av.  Travel north until you get to Mass Av SE which is Randall Circle. Go around the circle and into the park at the sign and you will see the parking lot on your left.

Bring: Water and lunch.

Note: Easy to moderate walk. Trip will be cancelled if there is rain. If you have any questions, call Mary Pat in the morning of the walk before 9 am to check to see if walk will go on.

Contact: Mary Pat Rowan,, 202 526 8821.

Registration is not required.

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