The District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) has announced the launch of Anacostia River Explorers, offering area residents of all ages the unique opportunity to engage directly with the Anacostia River and local wildlife through free, guided boat tours. These educational tours will provide an overview of the river’s history, associated wildlife, and environmental threats, and will highlight initiatives that DC is undergoing to restore and protect one of the city’s two major waterways.
This is an innovative approach to engage citizens in local environmental programs. The program is funded by the Anacostia River Clean Up and Protection Fund, and participation is open to all. [Miller/Parisien]