County: Prince George's
Nearest City: Oxon Hill
GPS Coordinates: 38.7862097, -77.0164488
Directions: The Carousel at National Harbor
|Sub Watershed||Middle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan|
Parking Capacity: 200
Restrooms are available.
This site is suitable for children under seven.
This site is suitable for the elderly.
This site is suitable for the disabled.
|Notes & Special Issues||
Clean-ups will be held every second Saturday of the month from April to October at the Carousel at National Harbor. All volunteers will receive vouchers for complimentary parking in any of the National Harbor Garages or Carousel Lot (excluding the Gaylord Hotel and street meters), courtesy of our friends at National Harbor.
This site is open to the public
RSVP is Required
Maximum Volunteers: 50
Please join PRKN staff for a fun and productive morning on the beautiful Potomac. Gloves and bags will be provided. We will meet at the Carousel at National Harbor (not far from the Capital Wheel, GPS Coordinates are 38.7862097, -77.0164488). All volunteers will receive vouchers for complimentary parking in any of the National Harbor Garages or Carousel Lot (excluding the Gaylord Hotel and street meters), courtesy of our friends at National Harbor.
Be a part of the tradition! The Ward 8 Woods Conservancy has been hosting Shepherd Parkway Community Clean-Ups's every second Saturday of the month since 2011!
Discover the beauty of one of DC's most overlooked parkland while helping to undo decades of littering, dumping, and unchecked growth of invasive plants.
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, Asian wisteria, and Japanese knotweed 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.