The DC Anacostia River Corridor Restoration Plan is a two-year restoration planning project for the Anacostia River corridor 500-year floodplain within the District of Columbia. The plan will identify and prioritize specific strategies for restoring habitat, improving water quality, enhancing resiliency, and enhancing public recreation and access along the river. The project will include robust engagement efforts to foster strong community consensus around the plan for the river corridor’s future.

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Project Manager: 

Kara Pennino
Pronouns: she/her
Environmental Protection Specialist
Watershed Protection Division
Department of Energy and Environment
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Cell: 202-734-8738
Web: doee.dc.gov

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Phase 1: Phase 1: Data Gathering and Analysis

Fall 2021 - Summer 2022

This phase includes the review and summary of existing plans and studies related to the Anacostia River and the project’s primary goals, including restoring habitat, improving water quality, enhancing resiliency, and enhancing public access and recreation. The planning team will use this data to understand the current state and needs of the Anacostia River Corridor. During this phase, the planning team will use the data compiled from the project's first phase to select potential restoration and public access concepts that address the needs of the river corridor identified by the data and input provided by stakeholders in the community. 

Public Events Occurring:

  • Public Meeting 1 
  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting 1
  • Visioning the Anacostia River Corridor Survey 
  • Various pop-up events 

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Public Meeting 1

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Phase 2: Developing Potential Strategies

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

During this phase, the planning team will use the data compiled from the project's first phase to select potential restoration and public access concepts that address the needs of the river corridor identified by the data and input provided by stakeholders in the community.

Public Events Occurring:

  • Public Meeting 2
  • Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting 2
  • Visioning the Anacostia River Corridor Survey
  • Various pop-up events

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Public Meeting 2

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live
Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting 2

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Phase 3: Restoration Master Plan Framework

Summer 2023 - Winter 2023