A Day in the Marsh

Students from University Park Elementary School prepare to take their arrow arum plants out into the marsh.

This week 130 students participated in wetland plantings in Kenilworth Marsh. Students from University Park Elementary School and Achievement Preparatory Academy spent the morning transplanting arrow arum, wild rice, and spatterdock into the mudflats of Kenilworth Marsh.  These students are participating in our Rice Rangers Program.  As participants in the program, the students raise wetland plant seedlings in their classrooms that are then transplanted into the marsh.  By restoring the wetlands along the Anacostia River, these students are not only restoring the habitat, but also increasing the filtering capacity of the river.

University Park Elementary School students heading out into Kenilworth Marsh to transplant the wetland plant seedlings that they grew in their classroom.



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