The Conservancy is fortunate to have Tony Fleming as one of its experts. Tony is a highly regarded geologist and hydrologist who grew up in Cleveland Park exploring the Tregaron woodlands. He has graduate degrees in geology and geophysics, and is the author of major geological studies and maps of the District of Columbia and environs. Tony currently resides in Indiana, and offers biannual geology tours of Tregaron.
Tony’s “Natural History of Tregaron,” draws on his expertise in regional and local geology to provide an in-depth study of the Tregaron’s natural features across the millenia.
As Tony explains, “Tregaron is an incredible neighborhood resource. With its deep ravines, old woods, and elegant landscape architecture, it is singularly responsible for much of the environmental ambiance that defines this section of Cleveland and Woodley Parks. Tregaron’s landscape is a veritable showcase of geologic and ecologic features and processes that include outcrops of some of Washington’s oldest rocks, unusually large crystals, an ancient channel of the Potomac River, architectural use of native building stone, a biologically diverse landscape, and many environmental issues related to the interface of water and infrastructure in the urban environment.”