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MNPS Field Trip: Kingman and Heritage Islands (Sunday)

  • 03/18/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Kingman and Heritage Islands, Northeast Washington DC


155th walk in the Wild Washington series

Kingman and Heritage islands are located in the Anacostia River. Both islands are built from dredged material from the Anacostia. Despite their unusual beginnings, these islands have been chosen to be a model nature preserve. A lot of efforts have been deployed to remove invasive species. On this walk we will concentrate on tree, bush and plant ids using tree bark, buds, branch structures, desiccated fruit and dead leaves.  

Leaders: Vincent Verweij, Allen Browne and Claudine Lebeau


Notes: Easy to moderate walk.
Bring:  Boots, identification guides, binoculars, magnifying glass, water, lunch/snacks and a garbage bag to sit on.
Cancellation Policy:  Extreme weather and heavy rain will cancel this event. Call the number below around 8 AM on the day of the trip if in doubt.  
Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Claudine Lebeau, or 240-472-2803

Directions:  Meet near the entrance to Kingman and Heritage Islands in the parking lot of RFK stadium - Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Washington, DC, NE 20002. 

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