The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park will present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s program will have a special focus on biking in the district and will celebrate the new extension of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to Bladensburg, Maryland.
The National Park Service and District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment have donated the breast meat from 365 resident Canada geese to DC Central Kitchen. The meat will be used in the healthy meals DC Central Kitchen prepares daily for multiple nonprofit partners, including homeless shelters, rehabilitation clinics and afterschool programs. The geese were captured and euthanized from Anacostia Park earlier this summer as part of the park’s wetland management efforts.
The National Park Service has completed its planning process to help restore Anacostia Park’s wetlands, some of the last remaining tidal wetlands in our nation’s capital. Once implemented, this approach will result in thriving wetlands, a manageable Canada goose population and a healthier, cleaner Anacostia River ecosystem.
The National Park Service will explore opportunities to enhance public access to the Anacostia River in the District of Columbia after Anacostia Park's Buzzard Point Marina closes on December 31, the expiration of the concession contract.