DC students volunteer to restore the Anacostia River
Picture by: Anacostia Watershed Society Picture taken on: February 1st, 2006
The Anacostia River flows through the heart of Washington, DC on its way to the Potomac River and into the Chesapeake Bay. The river provides habitat for an array of fish and birds. But the Anacostia has been degraded by development and pollution, including tons of trash that end up in the river each year. NOAA worked with the Anacostia Watershed Society to teach DC-area students about the importance of the Anacostia River and gets them out to conduct hands-on restoration, including trash removal and wetland planting.
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