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Our Own National ‘River Hero’ – Trey Sherard

Every year the national group, River Network, selects from a large number of proposals a very small number of special people to receive its...

Eager Beavers

The District is located at the confluence of two rivers, a city built around streams, marshes and wetlands. It’s the home of 800,000 people....

Are Curbside Recyclables Actually Recycled?

Before dawn, the concrete tipping floor at Fort Totten Transfer Station in Northeast DC is quiet, and mostly cleared. It is basically an empty...

Buzzard Point – What Can We Expect?

Buzzard Point, the area on the west side of the Anacostia River below the new Frederick Douglas South Capitol Street Bridge, is undergoing massive...

Anacostia Parks and Community Collaboration Throughout Anacostia

It is fascinating how people on both sides of the Anacostia River have resolved to work toward the restoration of the waters and adjacent...

With RiverSmart Homes You Can Help the Anacostia

We all know that part of the pollution in our river, the Anacostia, comes from runoff and overflow of storm water and that all...

Six Summer Walks Along Our River

As summer approaches, it is time to start thinking about all those special places to walk along the Anacostia and its tributaries, especially this...

Applying the Lessons of the Chesapeake Clean-Up to the Anacostia –...

In looking around for lessons from elsewhere to apply to clean up the Anacostia, we need turn only to the nearby Chesapeake, whose watershed...

Applications Open in $103,000 Grant for Nonprofits, Charities

Impact100 DC, a multi-ethnic network of women committed to service, has announced its first competitive grant. It has started the process to award a...

Making Good on DC’s Climate and Renewable Energy Goals

If you had to pick a color for DC, what would it be? While some US cities balk at action to mitigate global warming, other...