You can help bolster DC's resiliency

You can help bolster DC's resiliency

You don’t have to be a climate expert or economist to know about resilience. Resilient DC wants to know your ideas about what DC government, for-profit and nonprofit businesses, and individuals can do to make various facets of life in DC resilient. Participate in person meetings or online.

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How is APACC preparing for 2019 priorities?

How is APACC preparing for 2019 priorities?

Several APACC members have received funding to make things happen in the Anacostia River Corridor. Anacostia Trust, for example, is creating an engagement toolkit to test one method of resident around Kenilworth Park North. Anacostia Coordinating Council and partners are focusing on videography to make a difference.

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October 30: Year of the Anacostia at-large candidates forum

October 30: Year of the Anacostia at-large candidates forum

The race for the At-large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia is a hotly contested one this year. Come to the Year of the Anacostia Forum for At-large Council Candidates to hear from DC Council candidates their views on the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, neighborhoods closest to the park and river, and other important issues.

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October 24: Free housing advocacy workshop

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APACC member 11th Street Bridge Park and friends CNHED and BRIDGES are inviting those interested in ensuring longtime residents can benefit from development and not be pushed out to a free workshop on housing advocacy. The event takes place Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-8:00 pm at Anacostia Library (1800 Good Hope Rd SE). Register: bit.ly/housing-advocacy or (202) 670-6995.

Why we care

Equitable redevelopment of the Anacostia River Corridor, particularly ensuring that changes benefit and improve the lives and livelihoods of both current and future residents, is a central principle in APACC’s work. Changes—aka improvements—impact housing in a major way, too often pricing current residents out of the housing market. Like the workshop sponsors, APACC believes policies and practices must make a concerted effort to protect those who have lived close to the Anacostia River and Anacostia Park throughout the development process.

FY 2019: Advocacy is not over once the budget is signed

FY 2019: Advocacy is not over once the budget is signed

Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019, FY19) started October 1. As is always the case, some laws, policies, programs, and taxes change from one year to the next. Action—advocacy—on the budget is not done when the mayor signs it. To the contrary, once the fiscal year starts, the work is focused on making sure agencies implement the budget.

APACC and its members will be paying close attention to several elements of the FY 2019 budget and taking action when necessary.

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Residents want better Anacostia Park signage, paddle boats, and safer neighborhoods: Results of Voice of the People Sept. 29

Residents want better Anacostia Park signage, paddle boats, and safer neighborhoods: Results of Voice of the People Sept. 29

Art All Night Congress Heights was a blast! Michael Bochynski with Clean Water Action and Art Slater with Anacostia Coordinating Council talked with attendees about the future of the Anacostia River Corridor, sustainability, and more.

The verdict? Less violence, paddle boats in the river, and better signage in Anacostia Park were among the recommendations.

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Grow your capacity: Twitter, candidates, local media changes, incredibly useful resources, more

Grow your capacity: Twitter, candidates, local media changes, incredibly useful resources, more

One of the ways APACC helps members (and non-members) build their organizational capacity is through a weekly post with useful information and skill-building opportunities. Check out this week’s post.

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What are your ideas to improve the Anacostia River corridor? Tell us at Art All Night Congress Heights, Sat., Sept. 29

What are your ideas to improve the Anacostia River corridor? Tell us at Art All Night Congress Heights, Sat., Sept. 29

When you step into APACC’s booth at Art All Night in Congress Heights September 29, you’ll have the chance to help design the future of the Anacostia Corridor—the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, and neighborhoods closest to the park and river—on CORRIDORscape. You’ll also have the chance to learn about easily implemented sustainable practices. And get treats!

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PARK(ing) Day 2018 on MLK: A recap in tweets

PARK(ing) Day 2018 on MLK: A recap in tweets

PARK(ing) Day on MLK was wildly successful with lots of fun and relaxation. Residents, business owners, and others contributed to CORRIDORscape, a months-long listening campaign to help APACC develop its policy action agenda for 2019 and beyond.

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Nicholson St SE bridge fixes will improve access to Anacostia Park and are important to the community

Nicholson St SE bridge fixes will improve access to Anacostia Park and are important to the community

Graylin W. Presbury, President of the Fairlawn Citizens Association, reports on Anacostia Bridges at Nicholson Street SE community meeting September 17. In addition to improving life for residents of this Ward 8 neighborhood, DDOT’s work will improve access to Anacostia Park and Anacostia River.

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