In honor of the Year of the Anacostia, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has directed the DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) to designate portions of Kingman and Heritage Islands as a State Conservation Area. In addition, the southern area of Kingman Island will be set aside as a Critical Wildlife Area. The State Conservation Area designation mimics the federal covenant for the islands, restricting their use to environmental, educational, and recreational purposes. In addition, the Mayor also announced a new $4.7 million investment for educational and recreational improvements on the islands. The new investments will support outdoor classrooms, bathrooms and accessible routes and pathways for visitors. doee.dc.gov.