Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream
When litter's on the ground, and the rain falls down, it ends up in the Anacostia River. So when you take your last drag, or you just have a bag, please do your part and don't litter.
Earth Conservation Corps • Youth development through environmental service
Monique Johnson Anacostia River Center, 1520 1st St, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
Making the Dream Come True
Volunteer Service + Partnerships
Here, in 1992, a city dump and a crumbling pump house framed one of America's most polluted rivers. A love of nature inspired nine teenagers to wade into the foul water and start to clean up the mess. Others soon joined. Today an extraordinary, growing coalition is creating a River of Hope.
In 2010, the District, Maryland and EPA legislated the Anacostia as the nation's first interstate river to regulate trash as a pollutant with a total maximum daily load (TMDL.)
Erected by Earth Conservation Corps.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work Environment • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 52.284′ N, 77° 0.342′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail east of 1st Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of Diamond Teague Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1520 1st Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Return of Indigenous Plants and Wildlife (here, next to this marker); Frank Oliver Howard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walter Perry Johnson (about 700 feet away); Joshua (Josh) Gibson (about 700 feet away); 2005 (about 700 feet away); 1971 (about 700 feet away); 1961 (about 800 feet away); 1948 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.