How D.C. Got a Clean Rivers Project

D.C. has made a massive investment in improving the health of our rivers and reducing chronic flooding in historically flood-prone areas. Civic action and collaboration with environmental groups played a huge role in shedding light on the contaminated state of the Anacostia River and neighboring communities. 

This week, Frazer Walton Jr. lays out the history of activism in his neighborhood, Kingman Park, and other communities on the banks of the Anacostia River. Their advocacy led to the District’s multi-billion dollar overhaul of the storm sewer system through DC Water’s Clean Rivers Project. 

We also get more details on the project’s milestones and next steps from Dr.  Moussa Wone. 

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