Invasive plant species have had a field day at the daylighted streams, Broad Branch and Linnean. Last year, the Broad Branch section got a thorough cleanup from Department of Energy and the Environment contractor Daylily Landscaping, a woman-owned, Black-owned company in DC.
Recently, the Daylily crew was out working hard at the Linnean Stream. They spent three days clearing the path and making the ponds accessible to those who want to see if any ducks, tadpoles and frogs are still around.
The entrance at Broad Branch Terrace and Fessenden Street looks completely transformed.
You can even get to the tree trunk table and seating. Overgrowth had made them inaccessible.
You can now walk the path without brushing up against plants and then having to check for ticks…
…and see the ponds that had become hidden.
A lot of overgrowth remains.
But now the way is clear – all the way to the entrance at Linnean Avenue.