A Day in the Life of the Anacostia River

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 12:54pm


June 30, 2011

It was just another day on the Anacostia River yesterday.

A day full of contrasts and contradictions, beauty and betrayal, grand gestures and every day needs.

Here's just some of what happened yesterday on the River ... some of which happens only on certain days, some of which happens more days then it should, and some of which happens quietly everyday - whether anyone notices or not.

Activists and elected officials hold a press conference for clean water on the River's shore and risk their health to highlight the health of the River (watch the video)








Trash and other pollutants collect after recent rain storm









A broken water main discharges sediment into the River









A blue heron fishes as the pollution approaches









A fisherman fishes downstream of the leak as well








Kids board a boat to learn about the River









A turtle looks for a cool spot in the mud