D.C. Court dismisses Jack’s Boathouse’s case against District government

In a preliminary ruling last week, the United States Court for the District of Columbia dismissed Jack’s Boathouse’s case against the D.C. government, in which he claimed that the National Park Service no longer has jurisdiction over the land on which the popular canoe and kayak rental facility sits. On Jan. 18, the NPS sent […]

National Park Service chooses winning bid for Jack’s Boathouse site

The National Park Service has selected a company called B&G Outdoor Recreation to fill the the disputed Georgetown waterfront space currently owned by Jack’s Boathouse, according to a press release. On Jan. 18, the NPS sent out a public notice requesting new tenants after it declined to renew the lease of Jack’s Boathouse in January. […]

Update: Jack’s Boathouse to take National Park Service to court

Jack’s Boathouse, a popular Georgetown canoe and kayak rental establishment that has operated since 1945, is filing a complaint with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia this week to prevent the National Park Service from evicting it on Jan. 31, according to Washington City Paper. NPS, which has leased the waterfront […]

Updated: National Park Service expels Jack’s Boathouse from Georgetown waterfront

Update: Georgetown Patch reported Thursday that the National Park Service has put the eviction on hold for the time being due to public outcry. It remains unclear how long the NPS will continue leasing the waterfront property to the boathouse. Original Post: The Georgetowner reported late last week that Jack’s Boathouse, the popular canoe and […]

Breaking: Dead body found in woods south of campus

Update, 6:12 p.m.: The body of the deceased individual has been transported from the scene after examination by the medical team. The deceased man’s name is Clark Carvelli, according to an individual who also lives in the woods adjacent to campus. Joseph Cunningham, who has been friends with Carvelli for years, said the deceased had heart […]

Sharpshooting key to new Rock Creek Park deer management plan

After months of planning, the National Park Service has released its final plan for managing the white-tailed deer population of Rock Creek Park. In the park, which includes the parkland west of Georgetown and north of Burleith, ”the population of deer is now so great that it has compromised the ability of native forests to regenerate,” according […]

National Park Service announces new feasibility study for Potomac boathouse

After years of incredibly expensive lobbying, and 18 months after the National Park Service seemed to postpone the project ad infinitum, it appears that the University’s efforts to build a boathouse on the Potomac waterfront are ever so slightly moving forward again. Although the NPS started the process of creating an Environmental Impact Statement in […]

Georgetown Waterfront Park Opens

Last night, the National Park Service, Friends of Georgetown Waterfront Park, District of Columbia officials, and about 100 others gathered to celebrate the completion of Georgetown Waterfront Park. The newly completed park, which took $24 million and a couple decades to complete, includes a pergola and a river stair, which allows people to view the river […]

Georgetown’s boathouse plans delayed yet again

These days, $1,000,000 won’t get you very far—at least not on the shores of the Potomac. Despite spending seven figures on lobbying efforts aimed to get the National Park Service to approve the construction of a new boathouse in the C&O Canal National Historic Park, the University hasn’t gotten the NPS to budge an inch. […]

Flooding of C & O Canal does nearly $3 million in damage

Heavy rainfall in March that burst the C & O Canal and contributed to major flooding of the Georgetown Waterfront caused damage that will cost about $2.8 million to repair, WTOP is reporting. The estimate comes from the National Park Service, which did not report where funding for repairs would come from. Flooding began in […]