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Anacostia Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Flora & Fauna

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 26, 2019
1. Flora & Fauna Marker
Inscription.  Over the past 400 years, the Anacostia watershed has changed from a lush, diverse ecosystem to one shaped by trade, agriculture and a rapidly expanding population. In the 1700s, forests were cleared to make way for crop cultivation, which caused sedimentation that clogged the river and ports.

Today, key species included the great blue heron, osprey, turtles, frogs, eels, snakes, beavers, fox, deer and bald eagles.
 
Erected by Tendani Mpulubusi El with assistance from students at Eastern and Ballou High Schools with support from The Kresge Foundation, 11th Street Bridge Park, BBAR, 8 Arts & Culture.
 
Location. 38° 52.407′ N, 76° 59.036′ W. Marker is in Anacostia Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Anacostia Drive half a mile east of Good Hope Road Southeast, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 Anacostia Drive, Washington DC 20020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hillsdale & Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Native People & Visitors (approx. mile away); Protecting the River's Watershed
Flora & Fauna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 26, 2019
2. Flora & Fauna Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Protecting Undersea Rescue and Salvage Techniques (approx. 0.4 miles away); Providing Neighborhood Enrichment (approx. half a mile away); Booth's Escape (approx. half a mile away); Peter Perkins Pitchlynn (approx. half a mile away); Education Matters (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anacostia Park.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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