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Close-up of an Eastern pondmussel (Ligumia nasuta)

Meet the Anacostia’s Latest Pollution Fighter

Rona Kobell • September 25, 2019
In March of 1791, French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant came to Washington to build a city atop a marshy expanse. From the hill where the United States Capitol would eventually be placed, he envisioned a city that would grow between two rivers, the Potomac to the west and the Anacostia to the east.  Read more . . .
Jorge Bogantes Montero of the Anacostia Watershed Society loads the mussels up on Blue Jeans, the AWS' pickup truck, for transport to the Anacostia.

Mussels in Action in the Anacostia River

Alexandra Grayson • August 22, 2019
Once called the “Forgotten River,” the Anacostia has been beset with trash, sediment, and pollution from nearby industries for decades.  Read more . . .
Five attendees posing in front of tanks used for aquaculture systems.

Education Professionals Gather for the 2019 Sea Grant Education Network Aquaculture Summit

Rona Kobell • July 29, 2019
Glen Hedelson stood in front of two dozen educators, all of them staring at bits and pieces of a micro-computing system at their lab tables, and asked a simple question: “Are you ready to build?”  Read more . . .
James Hunter

Morgan State University Professor Engineers Tool to Keep Runoff out of the Chesapeake

Devon Ashby • June 11, 2019
Runoff water from storms is one of the leading causes of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. James Hunter, Ph.D., a professor at Morgan State University, intends to change that with a special project.  Read more . . .
These mussels will soon return to the Anacostia River. Photo courtesy Jorge Montero, AWS.

Mussels as a Matter of Policy

Alexandra Grayson • March 27, 2019
Amidst a constantly changing political scene, the environment and the policies set to solve conservation and restoration challenges seem to have earned a place at the top of many people’s priorities in recent years.  Read more . . .