Kenilworth Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Under the Boardwalk
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Starting in 1900, dredging, filling and other alterations to the Anacostia river, destroyed this marsh habitat. As a result, many of the plants that previously absorbed and prevented erosion could not survive.
For years local residents urged the city and the federal government to improve the quality of water in the Anacostia River. As a result, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments launched the Kenilworth Marsh Project.
During the 1900s, over 32 acres of tidal wetland were restored and native vegetation was reintroduced to provide habitat for native wildlife.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 54.737′ N, 76° 56.742′ W. Marker is in Kenilworth Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Anacostia Avenue Northeast 0.2 miles west of Ponds Street Northeast, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1550 Anacostia Avenue Northeast, Washington DC 20019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria amazonica (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birds, Wetlands and... Conservation (about 800 feet away); Beauty and Business (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aquatic Greenhouse #3 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preserve and Protect (approx. 0.2 miles away); Helen Shaw Fowler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aquatic Greenhouse #1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Display Pools (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenilworth Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.