DC Water is coordinating with the District Department of the Environment to restore the streams and replace the sewers that run through Pope Branch Park, which extends from Ft. Davis Drive East to I-295 West. Restoration work will stabilize approximately 4,700 feet of stream located inside the Park from Fairlawn Avenue, S.E. to Texas Avenue, S.E. The project started in 2013 and is expected to be completed in 2015. http://www.dcwater.com/workzones/projects/pdfs/pope_branch.pdf
Hiking, Biking and Streams
The United States Park Service last year started major improvements on the Fort DuPont Park trail system. The seven mile Hiker/Biker Trail connects six Civil War earthwork fortifications for mountain bikers and hikers to learn about the rich history of the Civil War Defenses of Washington while exercising in a beautiful mature forested park.