Monday, July 30, 2007

Congressman Wynn Gets Funds For Anacostia River

Congressman Wynn successfully secured funding for the State of Maryland in the FY08 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill passed by the House of Representatives, which provides $500,000 in Federal funding for development of a comprehensive plan to clean up the Anacostia River and its tributaries. Thank you Congressman Wynn.

AAEA has a long history of working to protect the Anacostia River. Our president has worked directly with the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (Anacostia Watershed work) and Seafarer's Yacht Club, where he served on the board of directors for years. We have sponsored numerous boat and pollution tours, creek walks. litter clean ups and other activities. It is a massive job that includes clean up of the tributaries in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. Poison runoff from these counties and Washington, DC provides a toxic mix for the main part of the river.

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