"Honor the Anacostia" - Summary of the 100 Resilient Cities Phase 2 Working Group Kickoff

"Honor the Anacostia" - Summary of the 100 Resilient Cities Phase 2 Working Group Kickoff

I recently attended the “Phase 2 Kickoff” of DC’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative. There were about 100 people in the room from all kinds of District agencies and non-profit organizations who are concerned about DC’s future. About 20 of them were there to talk specifically about the Anacostia River.

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Guided history bike rides along Anacostia River, around Anacostia Park

Guided history bike rides along Anacostia River, around Anacostia Park

(Updated June 1) Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA) recently announced they are partnering with National Park Service again this summer to offer guided history rides along Anacostia River and around Anacostia Park. This is terrific news for bike enthusiasts, history buffs, nature lovers, and those just interested in learning more about the city where they live.

Join Tales and Trails for free and learn the varied and rich history of this part of Wards 7 and 8.

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Volunteer in DC's little bit of heaven, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

APACC member Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is dedicated to ensuring the Gardens are a well-maintained, well-enjoyed, and welcoming park for neighbors and visitors. As the nonprofit partner for this oasis, Friends connects people to the park through stewardship, public engagement, and educational programs in cooperation with the National Park Service.

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Atlas Obscura Highlights Curious Places Near the Anacostia

Atlas Obscura Highlights Curious Places Near the Anacostia

Atlas Obscura is a website that highlights "curious places" around the world, and they have several pages dedicated to interesting spots to discover in and around the Anacostia River corridor. Here are a few to investigate, if you are feeling a sense of adventure during this Year of the Anacostia!

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Keep Anacostia Park and River Drug-Free

Keep Anacostia Park and River Drug-Free

Saturday, April 28 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. As the DEA says, the Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. But when not disposed of properly, prescription and over-the-counter drugs are also bad for the environment. When the drugs enter streams and rivers, they contaminate our waterways and drinking water sources.

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Explore the Anacostia Watershed in this Interactive Online Exhibit!

Explore the Anacostia Watershed in this Interactive Online Exhibit!

Krista Schlyer, a multimedia journalist and artist who has been working on the Anacostia River for a long time, has launched a new online interactive exhibit about the Anacostia Watershed. An additional 8 episodes will be released once per week! 

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Anacostia Rising - an Amazing Multimedia Story by WAMU

Anacostia Rising - an Amazing Multimedia Story by WAMU

The DC area's WAMU 88.5 published a beautiful and comprehensive summary of some of the history of the Anacostia River today. Created by Jacob Fenston and Tyrone Turner, "Anacostia Rising: What's Next for Washington's 'Forgotten' River" presents audio, text, video and pictures of the Anacostia River and the people whose lives are intertwined with it. The authors of this story ask: "What does a revitalized river mean for Washington, and who will benefit?"

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