Support for the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act of 2009 continues to grow with several new organizations voicing their support to restore the Anacostia River in recent weeks.
Ward 7’s Hillcrest Community Civic Association unanimously voted to support the effort. Karen Lee Williams, president of the association stated, “This legislation would go a long way to cleaning up the Anacostia River and reducing litter on our streets. The Anacostia River is an intrinsic part of our community in Hillcrest, but more than that, ensuring we create a healthy Anacostia River is a key factor to maintaining the health of our entire eco-system. We who live East of the River have for too long paid the price of not taking actions to improve the health of the river, provide a better environment, increase opportunities, and restore a river long neglected.”
Also joining the coalition in support is Bread for the City, one of the District’s largest food pantries serving nearly 5,000 low-income households each month, River East Emerging Leaders (r.e.e.l.), DC for Democracy and the Center for a New American Dream.
Below is a list of organizations and entities supporting the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Act of 2009 to date:
Hillcrest Community Civic Association
Eastern Power Boat Club
Friends of Rock Creek’s Environment
Bread for the City
River East Emerging Leader (r.e.e.l.)
DC for Democracy