The CityParks Blog recently published an article about the health benefits of well-activated and frequently-used neighborhood parks. The study covered in the article found that increasing programming in parks and advertising about parks has a significant impact on how many people use them for physical activity.Read More
Organizational news and other important info from APACC members Anacostia Riverkeeper, Urban Institute, and Washington Parks and People.Read More
Organizational news and other important info from APACC members Fairlawn Citizens Association, Washington Parks and People, and 11th Street Bridge Park.Read More
At the November 9 monthly APACC Assembly meeting, member organization representatives brainstormed ideas for potential collaborative project proposals utilizing our funds to support implementation activities. The APACC Assembly adopted initial parameters for the “APACC Fund” at the October monthly meeting in preparation for doing the work required to accomplish elements of the network’s work plan and building capacity towards greater collaboration.Read More
The people walking around downtown Anacostia and in Kenilworth, Eastland Gardens, and Mayfair and talking with residents and business owners about the latest environmental and community challenges and opportunities are getting a lot of great information. Who says people don’t know what they want in their communities?!Read More
Organizational news and other important info from APACC members Washington Parks and People, DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, DC Bridge Park, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, and Building Bridges Across the River.Read More
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.Read More
The room was packed at Thurgood Marshall Academy Tuesday night for the Year of the Anacostia Forum for At-large Candidates sponsored by ACC and APACC. Head inside for pics and more.Read More
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.Read More
Organizational news and other important info from APACC members Neighborhood Legal Services Program, Urban Institute, Living Classrooms, and Institute for Public Health Innovation.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Join the National Park Service (NPS) Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 pm for an open house and informational session on Kenilworth Park North, the former landfill site in Ward 7.Read More
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.Read More