Recovery in Action: What Anacostia River Wetland Restoration Looks Like

By: Jorge Bogantes Montero and Maureen Farrington


Bladensburg Wetlands, from August, 2016. Click on pic to open full size in a new tab.

This blog post is a round-up of the wetland restoration posts that appeared on the Anacostia Watershed Society Facebook page through the summer.

Are you AWARE of the State of the Anacostia River Wetlands?

I guess a better question would be: are you AWARE of the state of the Anacostia River tidal wetlands? From being considered "malarial swamps" in the early 20th century the Anacostia wetlands have a (relatively) better connotation in people's minds; however, there is still a lot of work to do to restore them and to show people their value.

Draft Anacostia Park Management Plan Available

If there was a juncture where you could do something to restore and protect the tidal wetlands of the Anacostia River it is NOW!!  The National Park Service (NPS) just announced the availability of the Draft Anacostia Park Wetland and Resident Goose Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for public review and comment.


Geese eggs in the tidal Anacostia River.

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