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Anacostia River Health and Recreation Forum

The Anacostia Community Boathouse Association is cohosting a forum on the health of the Anacostia River and recreational usage. This important conversation will occur on Sat. Feb 11th from 9-11am at the Metropolitan Police Department’s 1st District Station.  I hope you will take the time to come!


The health of the river and the legacy pollution along its shores is something about which the ACBA community should be aware. This forum is designed to help facilitate a constructive dialogue and sharing of information.  This is a great opportunity  to learn more about the river’s health and also the important work done by Anacostia Watershed Society and others to ensure a cleaner and safer Anacostia River and watershed.  


Anacostia River Health and Recreation Forum

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 9am-11am


Are you a recreational user of the Anacostia River?

Do you paddle, boat, row, or fish on the Anacostia?

Given known pollution in the river, is it safe for recreation?


If so, you should plan to attend this forum on River Health and Recreation. A panel of public health and environmental experts will make a brief presentation, followed by an open question and answer period. Featuring government officials from the D.C. Department of the Environment and EPA Region III, as well as relevant health experts including:

·         Dr. Janet Phoenix, DC Environmental Health Collaborative

·         Dr. Sacoby Wilson, School of Public Health, University of Maryland

Welcoming Remarks by Tommy Wells, DC’s Ward 6 Council Member and a paddler!


February 11, 2012, 9am-11am

First District Metropolitan Police Station, Community Room

101 M Street, Southwest

Washington, DC 20024


Sponsored by:

Anacostia Community Boathouse Association

Anacostia Watershed Society


Contact with questions or visit