APACC is joining members Ward 7 Business Partnership and Washington Parks & People at the annual Ward 7 Day celebration Saturday, September 8 from Noon to 6:00 pm. This year, the event takes place at Marvin Gaye Park (5200 Foote St, NE).Read More
The whole family can learn to fish for free and tour the Department of Energy and Environment's Aquatic Resources Education Center at Anacostia Family Fishing Days Saturday, August 18 and Saturday, September 16.Read More
Are ferries a viable option for commuters? The Northern Virginia Regional Commission thinks so. Years ago they proposed the Potomac Commuter Fast Ferry as a potential solution to road congestion, a challenged public transportation system, and emerging commercial markets. But their benefit to DC, and particularly Wards 7 and 8, is a big unknown.Read More
So far in 2018, Anacostia Riverkeeper's Clean Waterways volunteers have removed "8,994 pounds of trash from the Anacostia River and shoreline" including 71 pounds of styrofoam. APACC member Restore Shepherd Parkway explains more about the styrofoam trash problem and why it's so bad in Nathan Harrington's Foam Ban Blues in Ward 8, republished here.Read More
Scott Kratz believes that something can be done to protect and preserve communities and enable them to thrive, flat-out rejecting "talk that we should not invest in neighborhoods of need and continue decades of disinvestment."Read More
Construction projects on bridges near Anacostia Park will affect the way you access the park via driving, walking or mass transit so the National Park Service is providing details about how to access the community treasure.Read More
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton congratulates DC Water on newest tunnel boring machine and continued efforts to clean the Anacostia River and read all about the project in a social media summary.Read More
The Anacostia River Sediment Project (ARSP) is serious business.
ARSP is a major element in the DC government’s effort to transform the degraded, contaminated river to its previous swimmable and fishable state. The District’s goal is especially ambitious because it only controls a small portion of the Anacostia River Watershed—the rest is in Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland. Tools like the ARSP can help engage stakeholders and marshall resources better than day-to-day efforts.Read More
(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.Read More