Today on The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Rock Creek Park was featured in a piece titled, Rock Creek Park: Past, Present, and Future. Rock Creek Conservancy's friends Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Scott Einberger were guests and had much to say about our wonderful backyard treasure.
Melanie is the author of "A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC," and the third edition of "City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, DC." A naturalist and tour leader of the Audubon Naturalist Society, Melanie displayed her expertise on all things Rock Creek Park, specifically her wealth of knowledge regarding the Park's native plants. Scott Einberger, an NPS ranger and author of "A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness and Washington, DC,"gave the historic context of the Park to tie the story together.
Both Melanie and Scott provided excellent commentary on Rock Creek Park and shared Rock Creek Conservancy's mission with listeners. The show brought up many pertinent matters including the problem of invasive species, ideas for how the community can get involved, descriptions of the local flora and fauna, and much more! If you missed your chance to listen live, visit Kojo's site for the full story: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2014-08-28/rock-creek-park-past-present-and-future#disqus_thread
With our 125th Anniversary on the horizon next year, it is wonderful to hear the multitude of stories and experiences in Rock Creek Park as well to look to the future! We certainly appreciate all of the contributions and suggestions made during the Kojo Show!