Did you know Washington DC has its own levee system? Or that many of the memorials and monuments on the National Mall are prone to flooding? Join us on a 2-mile walking tour, guided by Nick Bonard of the National Capital Planning Commission, as we explore the City's history of flooding with the National Mall as our backdrop.

Saturday, June 4, 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON

National Mall, Washington, DC

Meet at the entrance to the Smithsonian Metro Station at 10:00 AM, Rain or Shine.

The tour will conclude at the Federal Triangle Metro Station at approximately 12 noon.

NCRS members are invited to join us after the event at a near-by restaurant for our Annual meeting.


REGISTRATION is only $5 for all attendees. We encourage you to pre-register, by Wednesday, Jun 1st, by paying online, or by contacting Mathini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and paying at the door. (Make checks payable to AWRA-NCR Section). Though pre-registration is much appreciated, walk-ins the day of the event are welcome. 

Click here if you'd like a copy of the event flyer in pdf format.


Nick Bonard, National Capital Planning Commission

Mr. Bonard is the Climate Adaptation Lead at the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), the federal planning agency for America’s Capital.  Addressing the effects of extreme weather, flooding, and climate change is a primary concern for NCPC as it formulates plans and policies to guide the future development of facilities housing the federal government.  Nick leads the interagency Monumental Core Climate Adaptation working group and manages NCPC’s initiatives on stormwater management and flooding.  Nick also represents NCPC as a member of the MWCOG Climate, Energy and the Environment Policy Committee and the DC Silver Jackets, an interagency group focused on flood risk management in the district.

Nick has a Master in Urban Planning from Harvard University and a Bachelor in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia. He is an AICP certified planner, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a trained mediator.

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