For decades, the Anacostia River was a polluted and unsightly tributary with a bad reputation. Today, as pricey condos and offices rise on its banks, a new ballpark draws fans to its shoreline, and kayakers and bikers travel its length, the 8-mile river is in the midst of a makeover. We explore the effort to re-imagine the Anacostia and examine the environmental challenges that persist.
Surrounded by acres of lush vegetation on either shore, the Anacostia River is home to plenty of wildlife depending on the time of day and season. Photo credit WAMU 88.5 reporter Armando Trull. Find out more.