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An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream

 
 
An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
1. An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream Marker
Inscription.
[Image caption:]
2005

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
www.earthconservationcorps.org

[Image caption:]
2015

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.
 
Location. 38° 52.284′ N, 77° 
An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
2. An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream Marker
0.342′ W. Marker is in Southeast Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail east of 1st Street SE, on the right when traveling east. 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 WorkEnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
3. An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream Marker
An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
4. An Anacostia River That's Clean Doesn't Have to be a Dream Marker
Signage at the entrance of Diamond Teague Park image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
5. Signage at the entrance of Diamond Teague Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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