Free sample paper on Ecology and Environment of Washington DC

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rating 0.00 (0 Votes)
Environment is the natural surrounding of all objects. Ecology on the other hand studies environmental systems and how the parts of this environment interact. The environment is divided into the: physical, Biotic and the social or cultural environments. The DMV area, a nickname of Washington D.C has diverse environmental and ecological factors (Madan, 2008).
The environment of the DMV area consists of rain forest trees. A good example is the Carbon River rain forest, situated near Mt Rainier National Park; one of the last inland forests in Washington DC. The ecology of this rain forest is that it is home to very many species on the planet. It also provides ecological support to the park by reducing the impacts of flooding and wild fire threats. The quality of air in the Washington area District of Columbia is of very high quality. This is because it is regularly assessed through forecasting. Results show its quality is of the same standards as that of other surrounding areas.
The DMV area is surrounded by rivers, bays, lakes, harbors, estuaries and wetlands. These provide clean water to the entire environment. They are important for health, improvement in the quality of life, and also the cultural heritage of the people of Washington. The water resource also provides other rare opportunities such as fishing, swimming, and whale watching.
The Ecology of the DMV area is distinct in the sense that it is surrounded by a series of National Parks. Among them are the Parks of the Nation Capital Region which pays homage to a wide range of animals. The area is also surrounded by fisheries and wildlife. Washington DC has stunning landscapes, and wildernesses. This helps in  protecting the water, preserving the habitat of the wildlife, and offering opportunities for recreation to the people of Washington DC, and all her visitors.
Washington DC is rich in Lead. This is a natural resource that is used in the area to soldier cans and pipes that transport drinking water in the area. It is also used in the manufacture of batteries and making of the components of the computers.
In conclusion, however  there are different ways in which these resources, or the environment and ecology of  Washington DC (DMV area) will be affected in the future. The rain forest trees are feared for extinction because of the activities that go on in the area. This ecosystem that is unique, is threatened by logging; growth in population, which has led to over-dependence on the resource; and, future developments along the boarders of the park.
Due to the many industries that dispose off their wastes in the rivers, lakes and swamps of the Washington DC waters, there is fear that the fish and other living organisms that depend on water may die. This is because most of these wastes are toxic and contain chemicals that harm these water creatures. Diseases will also not be a rear happening because these chemicals have a direct impact on the environment. Although it may be argued that since the Washington DC District department of environment has come up with regulations regarding the disposal of wastes, aquatic and wildlife resources may be saved from toxic harm.
The oceans are being over-fished, and wastes being dumped into the waters due to industrialization. This will threaten the existence of whales and other animals like sea turtles. The effects of this will be felt by the tourism industry because they are the centers of attraction and their disappearance will be a loss to the industry.
Environmental conservation and other measures of preserving the ecology and environment should therefore be put in place. This will ensure the continued reliance and providence of these resources of the environment (Faurie, 2001).

Faurie, Claude et al. (2001) Ecology:science and practice. Oxford and IBH publishers.

Madan, G., Omega, (2008). Ecology and Environment: Issues and Challenges. Omega Publications. ISBN; 81-8455-075-7