Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream
Earth Conservation Corps • Youth development through environmental service
Monique Johnson Anacostia River Center, 1520 1st St, S.E., Washington, DC 20003
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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.
Location. 38° 52.284′ N, 77° Touch for map. On the grounds of Diamond Teague Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1520 1st Street SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This mural celebrates the return of the indigenous plants and wildlife... (here, next to this marker); 2005 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1971 (about 500 feet away); 1961 (about 500 feet away); 1948 (about 600 feet away); 1937 (about 600 feet away); 1924 (about 600 feet away); 1910 (about 600 feet away).
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Environment • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.