Anacostia River

The George Washington University
An artistic exploration of social themes concerning the D.C. waterfront, the Anacostia River, and the overall gentrification of D.C.
George Washington University
The Anacostia River and its watershed is home to millions of people, plants and animals. Unfortunately, the river's water quality was rated "F," but there's still hope we can save the river.

Cutterhead, shield and partial trailing gantries of the tunnel boring machine known as Lady Bird. (Photo courtesy DC Water)

School Without Walls Senior High School
When her husband took office in 1963, Claudia Alta Johnson, better known as Lady Bird, made it her mission to protect and preserve the environment. Now a giant machine, akin to a mechanical earthworm, denominated Lady Bird, has a similar mission.
The George Washington University
The 11th Street Bridge Park is a unique development project that is focused on the community and the preservation of the Anacostia River.      
Video by Jenny Rabago and Asthaa Chaturvedi
Video by Jenny Rabago and Asthaa Chaturvedi
The George Washington University
Imagine if it took three hours to go grocery shopping just so you could make a healthy meal for your family. That's the reality in Anacostia, and BrightFarms is trying to do something about it.
The George Washington University
On June 2, 2011 Earth Force hosted an event at the Jack Morton Auditorium at The School of Media and Public Affairs on GWU's campus. 6th graders from across the District presented their creative ideas on how to restore the Anacostia River to a... Read More
The D.C. Bag Tax went into effect on January 1, 2010 with a portion of all revenues going to the Anacostia River Clean-Up Fund. Our piece looks at the efforts of one community to address a problem in their own backyard, and as a result, change the... Read More