DC Invests $4.7 Million in Kingman and Heritage Islands

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Tommy Wells, director of the Department of Energy and Environment and Mayor Muriel Bowser. Photo: Khlaid Naji-Allah

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.