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WalkingTown DC 2011 – Oct. 1 & 2

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October 1, 2011 11:00 am
October 2, 2011 3:00 pm
WalkingTown DC
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Minnesota Avenue NE & Grant Street NE (Across from Minnesota Ave Station-Orange Line), Washington, DC, United States, 20019

The Watts Branch Creek and its neighborhood in Northeast DC is being transformed and restored through community-based action and public investment. Join Dennis Chestnut, founder of Groundwork Anacostia DC and his staff on this 1 1/2-hour walk to see projects that are restoring the neighborhood and its ecosystems. Walk along Watts Branch Creek and Marvin Gaye and Fort Mahan (part of the Civil War Defenses of Washington) parks, and stop along creek restoration sites, tree plantings, bio-retention areas, native habitat restoration and the New Empowerhouse Solar Home site.

Presented by Groundwork Anacostia River DC, Inc. and led by Executive Director, neighborhood aficionado, and long-time resident Dennis Chestnut; Program Manager Vaughn Perry, and Executive Assistant Fajr S. Chestnut.

There will be 2 tours per day from 11:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-3:00pm.

Note: Recommend binoculars for viewing the green roof and for bird watching as we walk through Fort Mahan park, close-toed shoes, bug spray, Metro Card if traveling by train, and water bottles (reusable), walking stick if needed.

Distance: 1.5 miles

Fitness (if blank, defaults “Low”): Moderate

Wheelchair Accessible (if blank, defaults “No”):

Stroller Accessible (if blank, defaults “No”):  Stroller accessible

Audio Enhancer (if blank, defaults “No”):  Audio Enhancer

Ward(s): 7

Neighborhood in which the tour starts* (*not noted for biking tours): Deanwood

Categories: Civil War, Eco-Green-Parks-Gardens, Neighborhood History