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DC's public aquarium now offers fishy birthday parties

Starting this summer, parents can host birthday parties among the fish, crabs and turtles at the Aquatic Resources Education Center in Anacostia Park.    

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Elevation Q&A: Tommy Wells on urban agriculture, playgrounds, and a tree summit

In early January, Tommy Wells was appointed Acting Director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE).  A few weeks after he took over, Elevation DC sat down to talk with him about his vision for his department and his priorities for the coming years.  

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Elevation Q&A: Jorge Bogantes Montero, Anacostia protector

Not many people know the Anacostia the way that Jorge Bogantes Montero does. As a natural resources specialist with the Anacostia Watershed Society, Montero is aware of the places where legacy pollutants form a troubled mix of dirty water.  But he has also found places along the shores where wild persimmon and pawpaw fruits can still be found dangling from the limbs of native trees each fall. 

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Visions of the city's "other river" throughout history

Take a whirlwind, three-hundred-year tour through the Anacostia's history, from natural treasure to garbage dump and back again.

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No matter which 11th Street Bridge Park design is chosen, DC wins

The nationwide competiton to design an elevated park over the Anacostia has reached its home stretch, with four finalists unveiling their designs Thursday. Any would be a welcome addition to D.C.
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