Chesapeake Watershed Forum visit is a success for Anacostia students

Chesapeake Watershed Forum visit is a success for Anacostia students

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Chesapeake Watershed Forum visit is a success for Anacostia students

 

Anacostia students at watershed

Anacostia High School Students headed to the Potomac River on Friday, November 4.

Anacostia High School Students headed to the Potomac River on Friday, November 4.UDC, Anacostia High School and the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) teamed up on Friday, November 4, to visit the Chesapeake Watershed Forum. Anacostia High students completed posters about their summer internships and shared experiences with other forum participants. The event also featured DOEE Environmental Protection Specialist Adrienne Farfalla, who taught students about trees, erosion and the environment at the Potomac River.  

Two of the students were in the Kingman Island Rangers project. Using funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the Kingman Rangers program as part of her recovery budget that provides a Fair Shot. Administered by DOEE through a grant to the Living Classrooms Foundation and with support from the Department of Employment Services, the Kingman Rangers program will train and employ three full-time rangers, four adult seasonal Rangers, and ten student seasonal rangers to conduct ecological restoration and environmental education efforts on Kingman and Heritage Islands.  

To learn more about the program, please click here.