Building Equity and Community Capacity

Clean Water works with community leaders to address underrepresentation and underinvestment in predominantly working-class African-American neighborhoods in the Anacostia Watershed.

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Environmental Justice in Anacostia Park

The Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative is a network of organizations committed to maximizing the value of public spaces along the Anacostia River to residents of Ward 7 and 8 in the District of Columbia.

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The Anacostia Park & Community Collaborative

In a changing city with a renewed focus on restoring the Anacostia River, Clean Water Action and our APACC partners are working to realize a vision of improved parklands, with increased community access, for the benefit of long-term and current residents.

From We All Live Downstream

A view of the Anacostia River with Anacostia Park on the left and Seafarer's Yacht Club on the right
March 24, 2017

Clean Water Action is proud to be a member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative (APACC), a community-based coalition to improve Anacostia River parklands, increase access to parklands for local communities, and create a healthy river adjacent to thriving neighborhoods. The National Park Service is updating their management plan for Anacostia Park, an important step forward for realizing APACC's goal of creating a world class urban park in time for the 2018 Anacostia Park centennial.