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Bowser commits $4.7 million to long-neglected islands in Anacostia River

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Summer workers cross a bridge to Heritage Island, one of two man-made islands in the Anacostia River. (James M. Thresher/FTWP)
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Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced Friday a $4.7 million investment in two islands in the Anacostia River that have been neglected for decades amid stalled plans from developers, environmentalists and previous administrations.

Bowser, who has declared 2018 “the Year of the Anacostia,” also designated portions of 45-acre Kingman Island and five-acre Heritage Island as state conservation areas, which restricts their use to environmental, education and recreational purposes. The funds go toward outdoor classrooms, raised walkways, a floating lab platform and bathrooms.

“Our goal is a fishable, swimmable Anacostia River, and over the past few years, we have made tremendous progress toward that goal,” Bowser said. “However, there is more to do, and these conservation designations and this new funding will help us get that work done.”

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