During National Rivers Cleanup Week June 3, American Rivers removed tons of trash strewn along the Anacostia waterfront with its President Rebecca Wodder, former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams and thr group’s Chairman of the Board Edward Whitney helping a few dozen Potomac River protectors clean up trash along the river.
“We had dozens of local volunteers dedicated to cleaning up the river in their own backyard,” Wodder said. “American Rivers is the only national organization standing up for healthy rivers so our communities can thrive. Through national advocacy, innovative solutions and our growing network of strategic partners, we protect and promote our rivers as valuable community assets that are vital to our health, safety and quality of life.”
The group was founded in 1973, and has 65,000 members and online supporters nationwide, with offices in Washington, DC and the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, California and Northwest regions. More info can be found at www.AmericanRivers.org.