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Anacostia Park

Anacostia Park Planning Events To Mark Century Anniversary

Local organizations, District of Columbia, state agencies, and the National Park Service staff have joined forces to launch the Year of the Anacostia. The Year of the Anacostia is a yearlong invitation to honor history, celebrate progress and enjoy the Anacostia River and its surroundings while envisioning an inspiring future.
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National Park Service Donates Goose Meat To Food Kitchen

The National Park Service along with the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment has donated roughly 100 pounds of breast meat from 116 resident Canada geese to the D.C. Central Kitchen. The meat will be used in the meals D.C. Central Kitchen prepares daily for multiple nonprofit partners, including homeless shelters, rehabilitation clinics and after school programs.
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Third Annual Anacostia River Festival Coming In April

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.
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365 Pounds Of Anacostia Park Goose Breast Going To Afterschool Lunch Program

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.
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National Park Service Has A Plan To Restore Anacostia Park's Wetlands

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.
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