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  Dennis Chestnut – Executive Director Dennis is a lifelong Ward 7 resident and grew up a short walk from the Watts Branch tributary, the longest tributary off the Anacostia River.  He was even at the visit of First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson to the Hillbrook and Deanwood neighborhoods when she rededicated eight acres of Watts Branch […]

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Groundwork Anacostia River DC 3939 Benning Rd. NE Washington, DC  20019 Tel: 202-650-5651   Email Dennis Chestnut Executive Director – dennis@groundworkdc.org Alicia Lewis Director, Program Administration – alicia@groundworkdc.org Dominique Skinner Program Coordinator – dominique@groundworkdc.org   Social Media Facebook: click here Instagram: click here Twitter: click here   Join Our Email List If you are interested in keeping […]

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Green Team

The Green Team is one of Groundwork USA’s signature programs. Aimed at young adults, the participants receive instruction in conservation, environmental restoration, watershed restoration, park and trail management, community outreach and engagement, cultural enrichment.

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Launched in Ward 7 and focused on the communities that border the Anacostia River and the region of the Anacostia watershed, Groundwork Anacostia River DC utilizes environmental restoration goals as a vehicle for community development. GWARDC’s objectives are to: Increase the capacity of residents and stakeholders to improve, care for, and promote their local environment. […]

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