Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Fort Stanton Park Volunteer Day
Cleanup Event

November 07, 2020, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Fort Stanton Park was created in 1926 to preserve the hilltops where the Union army constructed Fort Stanton and Battery Rickets to defend the Nation’s Capital during the Civil War. The remains of their earthworks and ditches can still be seen in the woods.

Its more than 150 acres of woods include two stream valleys, stands of towering poplar trees, commanding views hilltop views across the city, and small rock outcroppings.

?Sadly, years of littering and dumping have polluted the landscape. Invasive plant such as kudzu, bittersweet, and Asian wisteria have destroyed whole areas of forest and threaten others.

Join the Ward 8 Woods Conservancy in acting to save this special place before it is too late.

Ft. Stanton Park
Also known as 'Ft. Stanton'

Site Type

Park (Active since 2017)


County: District of Columbia

State: District of Columbia

Zip: 20020

Nearest City: Washington

GPS Coordinates: 38.86225, -76.975926


Directions: Accessible from Good Hope Road SE and Morris Road SE

Watershed Anacostia
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity:

Restrooms are NOT available.

This site is NOT suitable for children under seven.

This site is NOT suitable for the elderly.

This site is NOT suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 100

Contact Info.

Nathan B Harrington