13 Apr 2016

Events:

Can’t Miss: Final 🌸Cherry Blossom Festival Events!

There should be some sort of shoutout or special celebration dedicated to the double-flowered Kwanzan cherry trees that ably fill in the gaps left by the awe-inspiring but far more fickle Yoshino. You should definitely think of that this weekend, as the Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations come to our neck of the woods this weekend! […]


24 Jun 2015

Events:

TONIGHT: Anacostia River Open House with DDOE

The Anacostia River is well on its way to being a remarkable success story for how we interact with our urban rivers, but much remains to be done. The District Department of the Environment is hosting a series of community meetings highlighting what still needs to be done, as well as what we can do […]


13 Jan 2015

News:

Hill Buzz

JDLand noticed that some signs on the Southwest Freeway that direct drivers to the Navy Yard area for gas should probably be updated. The Washington Post looked at the possibility of the Anacostia River being swimmable in the future. District Source reported that the Zoning Commission said that the proposal to build an Angelika movie […]


12 May 2014

Lost Capitol Hill: The First Eastern Branch Bridge

I recently wrote about the Wheeler Ferry and its importance in getting people across the Anacostia in the days before the federal government moved to Washington. I also mentioned the bridge that replaced it, but not its eventual demise – or the role it played during the burning of Washington 200 years ago.


09 Aug 2013

Help Clean Up the Navy Yard Riverfront on August 17th

If you’ve ever been to the waterfront of the Navy Yard-Ballpark neighborhood, you’ve hopefully seen the amazing Diamond Teague Park, Yards Park, and Navy Yard Riverwalk trail that span the northern edge of the Anacostia River. Unfortunately, this area is also home to large amounts of washed-up and washed-in trash and debris, which many people […]


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