|Anacostia Park Public Meeting on Management Plan (March 27, 2013)
|Mar 27, 2013
|Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
District of Columbia
I encourage you to get involved with the planning process and submit your ideas and thoughts for a vibrant park. You can attend the upcoming scoping meeting or other meetings throughout the process, and add your voice to the planning for Anacostia Park.
The National Park Service (NPS) is initiating a Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for Anacostia Park (the park) and would like your help in charting a course for the future management of the park. You are invited to participate in a public process to determine the potential alternative uses of the park, issues to be addressed, and impacts that need to be analyzed in this process.
Anacostia Park has numerous opportunities to showcase urban environmental management and civic engagement. In recent years the Anacostia River and adjacent park lands have been the focus of public and governmental attention, resulting in improved access, new recreational facilities, and opportunities to improve lingering environmental issues. We need a framework for the park to help the NPS make decisions about the issues and concerns confronting Anacostia Park, ensure that park resources are preserved, and provide a diversity of quality visitor experiences.
Information will be provided about the current status of this effort, and park staff will be available to answer your questions. The public is invited to visit at any point during the scheduled time to review materials and provide comments.
The museum welcomes the public to view the exhibition, Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement, which explores the history, public use, and attitudes toward the Anacostia River and its watershed. For more information on the exhibition and the museum, please visit the museum's website at www.Anacostia.si.edu.