Nature & Science

ANAC river picture
The Anacostia River and Marsh

Tim Ervin

Anacostia Park follows along the Anacostia River. The river is a diverse and complex ecosystem, with marshes and wetlands along its banks.

The Anacostia River has aquatic plants that hold the soil in place and create important habitat for many species. Fish, birds, turtles and more call the river home.

purple flower with butterfly

Plants in Anacostia Park

A redwinged black bird

Animals in Anacostia Park


Science in Anacostia Park

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    Last updated: April 4, 2024

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