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Fort Dupont Stream and Wetland Restoration Project

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Ft. Dupont Pic1.jpgLocation: Fort Dupont Park in SE DC

Project Status: Fort Dupont is presently under design and undergoing NEPA compliance for an Environmental Assessment.

Project Overview:

DOEE is proposing stream and wetland restoration activities in Fort Dupont Park in southeast Washington, DC. The proposed project involves the restoration of over 18,000 linear feet of stream and 5-7 acres of wetland restoration. DOEE is executing this project in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). Fort Dupont is suffering from high rates of bank erosion due to stormwater flows entering the stream system during storm events combined with sandy soils prone to erosion.

Fort Dupont is a perennial tributary system of the Anacostia River. This proposed project is part of a larger program being implemented by DOEE to achieve District water quality standards for the Anacostia River watershed.

Project Objectives:

  1. Reduce streambank erosion and channel bed incision to provide long-term stream stability and downstream water quality benefits.
  2. Restore over 18,000ft of stream
  3. Restore 5-7 acres of wetlands
  4. Minimize impacts to natural and cultural resources.

The District has contracted with Biohabitats to design the stream restoration project. DOEE and NPS will work together to complete all National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance work. The restoration work (construction of the project) will be bid out separately at the end of the design and NEPA process.

Project Area Map:

Presentations: A Public Scoping Meeting was held on Jan. 31, 2023, at 6pm. To view a recording of the full virtual public scoping meeting and to learn about the public comment period (Feb. 1-Mar. 2, 2023) and how to comment visit National Park Service's Planning, Environment, & Public Comment (PEPC).

Contact Information:

Josh Burch
Environmental Protection Specialist
[email protected]  |  (202) 734-9527

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