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Press Conference to Introduce New Bandalong Litter Traps

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January 24, 2012 10:30 am
January 24, 2012 11:30 am
Marvin Gaye Park
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61st Street and Banks Place NE, Washington, DC, United States, 20019

The District Department of Environment, in partnership with Anacostia Riverkeeper and Groundwork Anacostia River DC, will be holding a press conference tomorrow to announce the installation of two new Bandalong Litter Traps in the Anacostia watershed.
This project was carried out through a grant from DDOE to the Riverkeeper and Groundwork Anacostia. It is designed to help implement DC’s obligations under the Trash Free Potomac By 2013 Treaty and the Anacostia Trash TMDL, the first inter-jurisdictional trash TMDL in the nation.

The event will take place along the banks of the newly restored Watts Branch in Ward 7, from 10:30am – 11:30am at Marvin Gaye Park, 61st NE & Banks PL NE (near Southern Ave NE). Event signs will be posted.

Speakers will include:
Christophe Tulou, Director, DDOE (confirmed)
DC Councilman Tommy Wells, Ward 6 (confirmed)
Dennis Chestnut, Executive Director, GroundWorks Anacostia (confirmed)
Mike Bollinder, Anacostia Riverkeeper (confirmed)

Speakers Invited, but not confirmed:
DC Councilwoman Yvette Alexander, Ward 7
Jesus Aguirre, Director, District Dept of Parks and Rec

Staff from Groundwork Anacostia River DC will be cleaning out the Bandalong after the press conference.