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Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is one of the largest forested urban parks in the United States, containing a wide variety of natural, historical, and recreational features in the midst of Washington, D.C. The majority of the 3,000 acre park surrounds the lower watershed of Rock Creek and its tributaries as the drainage drops from the Piedmont Plateau to the Coastal Plain. The mixed deciduous forests, streams, and sensitive floodplain communities of the park represent a largely isolated natural system surrounded by urban areas, which impact park resources through traffic, flooding and pollution of park streams, introductions of invasive species, recreational demand, dumping, collecting, creation of unauthorized trails, and boundary encroachments.


IAN Author(s)Jane Hawkey, Tim Carruthers, Bill Dennison
Date Published2006-12-20
Rock Creek National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment
National Capital Region science communication products
Location(s)Rock Creek Park
Number of Pages1
Filesize16.1 MB
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