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MNPS Field Trip: Wild Washington- Fort Totten Civil War Fort (Sunday)

  • 03/06/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • NE Washington DC

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

140th walk in the Wild Washington series

We will visit another upland terrace-gravel forest.  This is a Fort where the earthen fortifications can be seen and experienced as an historic example of a regenerated forest. We will explore the geology and the extensive blueberry/huckleberry/azalea patches in this dry, upland Chestnut Oak forest.

Leaders: Mary Pat Rowan and David Culp



Notes: Easy to moderate walk.

Bring: Water and lunch. Wear good shoes and long pants because of poison ivy and greenbriar.

Cancellation Policy: Trip will be cancelled if it is raining.  Call Mary Pat before 9 am on Sunday if you have concerns about whether the trip is cancelled due to weather.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Mary Pat Rowan,, 202 526 8821

Directions: Fort Totten is located on Fort Totten Drive just one block east of North Capital Street, south of where Missouri Avenue meets Riggs Road. Going south on North Capital Street after the intersection with Missouri/Riggs, take a left (go east) on Crittenden or Buchanan Streets and then a left on Fort Totten Drive where there is parking on the west side of the street.

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