Nature Walk - Birds & Biodiversity on the Canal (POSTPONED)
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Nature Walk - Birds & Biodiversity on the Canal (POSTPONED)

The Georgetown mile of the C&O Canal National Historical Park is an urban park, and an artifact of an industrial history, but it is also a natural oasis, a home to many kinds of birds, trees, flowers and other flora and fauna. Georgetown Heritage Executive Director and Master Naturalist Alison Greenberg and Arlington County Urban Forester Vincent Verweij will lead a walk to discover the resident and migrant birds that are coming through D.C. on their way to north for the summer, and the ecology of the Canal that is sustaining them. The tour will begin at Fishmarket Square, and go west, beyond the Aqueduct.

Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras, bug spray, and water.

The tour will stay on the towpath, which is a flat gravel surface and accessible to most levels of mobility.

THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL. You may sign up for the wait list here and we will notify you by Friday, May 18th if a space has opened up.

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Engineering Tour - Canal Locks 3 & 4
Apr
26
12:45 PM12:45

Engineering Tour - Canal Locks 3 & 4

  • C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you curious why the C&O Canal in Georgetown has been empty for more than a year? Or wondering what exactly is going on down on that construction site at Thomas Jefferson Street? Join Georgetown Heritage and C&O Canal engineer Joe Reed for a tour of the nearly-completed rehabilitation of Locks 3 & 4. You’ll learn all about the project and how the National Park Service takes on a major rehabilitation of a historic functioning canal.

Space is limited, RSVP here.

Please note that the tour will take place on the street level, and will not go onto the work site due to safety restrictions.

 

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Wildflower Seed-Bombing
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Wildflower Seed-Bombing

  • Fish Market Square (corner of Grace & Potomac Streets) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This spring, while the canal remains empty as construction wraps up on Locks 3 & 4, a section of the canal bed will spring to life with native wildflowers! Students from Hyde Addison elementary will be learning about native plants and making seedbombs loaded with native plants.

Join students and their families as we launch their hand-made wildflower seed clusters into the C&O Canal.

We will be launching seeds into the canal every half hour from 10 am until 12 noon, so stop by anytime!

This program is sponsored by the National Fund for the U.S. Botanic Garden.

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