Year of the Anacostia Launched

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A group of local organizations, District and state agencies and the National Park Service have joined forces to launch the Year of the Anacostia! In 2018, Anacostia Park, a national park turns 100 years old. This year is the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass, whose historic home lies in the heart of the Anacostia neighborhood. It will witness completion of DC Water’s Anacostia River Tunnel that will substantially improve the water quality of the river. The DC Department of Energy and Environment and the National Park Service will make a final decision this year on the most effective way to clean up the Anacostia riverbed. Lastly, this year Major League Baseball hosts its All-Star game at Nationals Park on the banks of the Anacostia. For more information, visit yearoftheanacostia.com.  Anacostia Waterfront Trust, Anacostia Watershed Society, DC Department of Energy and Environment, Groundwork DC, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Anacostia Coordinating Council, DC Water, Earth Conservation Corps, 11th Street Bridge Park, Prince George’s County City Council, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Council of the District of Columbia, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership and the National Park Service are the organizations working together to plan and promote the Year of the Anacostia.