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 each 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
Neighborhood in which the tour starts* (*not noted for biking tours): Deanwood
Categories: Civil War, Eco-Green-Parks-Gardens, Neighborhood History