Saturday, September 26 2020
Less than 9 miles long, the Anacostia River—name derived from the Nacotchtank, a settlement of native Algonquian people—flows from Prince George’s County in Maryland into Washington, DC. Explore this beautiful river with the Anacostia Watershed Society on a two-hour boat tour. Learn about the river’s natural ecosystem and its cultural history. Observe how recent restoration efforts have lifted the river out of despair from a bitter polluted past.
Note: this tour requires attendees to sign a waiver, which can be found in the registration link.
This event was rescheduled from April 4 and remains SOLD OUT.
Presented by: Anacostia Watershed Society Staff
Organized by: AIA|DC Asian American Designer’s Union
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the interplay of the built environment of Washington, DC with the Anacostia River;
- Explain the natural and cultural history of the Anacostia River;
- Summarize Anacostia River’s environmental challenges and the public’s, and architects', effort to overcome them through restoration efforts; and
- Predict the future of the river ecosystem, based on recent and ongoing restoration efforts.