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PEIRCE_051224_36.JPG: This is a stream restoration attempt. They're trying to restore upstream fish migration in Rock Creek by removing or modifying existing "in-stream" fish barriers. Restoration will include the removal of abandoned fords and sewer lines, modification of existing fords, creation of natural pools and the construction of a "fishway" at Peirce Mill Dam. They're doing this in eight locations along the creek.
This enhancement activity is a portion of the environmental mitigation plan for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project. This and other projects in Maryland and Virginia are intended to offset environmental impacts to natural resources associated with construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge and its contributing interchanges. This Project is a result of the cooperative efforts of the National Park Service, the Maryland State Highway Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the District of Columbia Department of Health-Fisheries Division and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
Migratory fish species that will benefit: Alewife, White perch, Striped bass, Yellow perch, Blueback herring, Hickory shad, American eel.
AAA "Gem": AAA considers this location to be a "must see" point of interest. To see pictures of other areas that AAA considers to be Gems, click here.
Wikipedia Description: Rock Creek Park
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Peirce Mill is a water powered grist mill in Rock Creek Park ( [show location on an interactive map] 38°56'25?N, 77°3'7?W). There were at least eight mills along Rock Creek within what is now Washington D.C., and many more further upstream in Montgomery County, Maryland. Of those eight, only Peirce Mill is still standing.
It was built in the 1820s by Isaac Peirce along with a house, barn, and other buildings. It was later owned by a son, Joshua Peirce, and a nephew Peirce Shoemaker. It became part of Rock Creek Park when the park was created in the 1890s.
The family consistently spelled their name "Peirce" (except for some of Isaac Peirce ancestors who went by Pearce). Others often use "Pierce" but not the family. Evidence includes family gravestones, family bible and estate book from Joshua Peirce, and living descendants who still use the old spelling.
The mill was listed on the National Register on March 24, 1969.
The mill is currently not open for tours because of repair work.
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2005 photos: Equipment this year: I used four cameras -- two Fujifilm S7000 cameras (which were plagued by dust inside the lens), a new Fujifilm S5200 (nice but not great and I hated the proprietary xD memory chips), and a Canon PowerShot S1 IS (returned because it felt flimsy to me). I gave my Epson camera to my catsitter. Both of the S7000s were in for repairs over Christmas.
Trips this year: Florida (for Lotusphere), a driving trip down south (seeing sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia), Williamsburg, and Chicago.
Number of photos taken this year: 147,000.
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