Stream and Wetland Restoration Projects at Ft Dupont Park
1900 Anacostia Dr SE
Washington, DC 20009
The Fort Dupont watershed is part of the District of Columbia's Anacostia River Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) approved in 2012 by the EPA. DOEE and NPS are looking to institute a comprehensive watershed restoration project for the Ft. Dupont watershed. The projects to be explored and assessed are consistent with the project inventory of the Anacostia WIP. DOEE continues to work in watersheds across the District but the unique and highly forested nature of the Fort Dupont watershed requires watershed restoration attention and presents a great opportunity for long-term stability. DOEE, in partnership with NPS and DDOT, has previously installed several LID projects in and around Fort Dupont Park. In 2008, several bioretention cells were installed along the perimeter of the park and in two parking areas that service the park. This project will expand upon the bioretention cells installed along Ridge Road SE, Burns Street SE, and in two parking areas that service the park - to catch, capture, and filter more roadway run-off while planning for the overall restoration of the stream.