The hiking trail in Glover Archbold Park in Northwest Washington, DC would get named in honor of Rachel Carson, under legislation just introduced in Congress. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced the Rachel Carson Nature Trail Designation Act of 2013 (H.R. 620), which you can read about at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?r113:4:./temp/~r1134xrkGY::.
The trail in the national park runs from the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park on the South to Van Ness Street NW on the north.
The bill would order the Department of the Interior to put signs in the park commemorating Carson.
The late biologist, who warned the world of the dangers of pesticides, did much of her research in the park.
The bill was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources. No one initially cosponsored it.
Norton introduced the same bill last year but the committee never acted. The National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission conducted a hearing on it, however. The commission asked Norton to present more info on Carson's work in the park. Norton said she is providing the requested data.
For more info, see the story linked to below.