Wildlife researchers and D.C.’s Department of Energy and Environment are testing whether tiny freshwater mussels, which essentially act as natural water filtration systems, could help improve water quality in the Anacostia River. See video.
Environmentalists are praising the performance of the 7-mile-long, 23-foot-wide tunnel, which opened in March. It runs between RFK Stadium and the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant.
On a two-hour ride on the Anacostia River, Jim Foster with the Anacostia Watershed Society points out the beauty of the river and the challenges it continually faces.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.