2016 Anacostia River Festival

Building Connections Between Ideas, People, and Communities

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 4:56pm

By Jesse White, DCPS Art Teacher at MacFarland Middle School and Roosevelt High School

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Belle Island Pedestrian Bridge

Richmond Re-imagines Its Riverfront

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 9:35pm

A recent trip led me to explore Richmond's dynamic waterfront featuring its rich history, extensive trail system and lots and lots of bridges. 

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Union Temple Baptist Church Urban Garden

Farms, Faith and Food

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 10:28pm

This Saturday, dozens of volunteers arrived in the early morning sun at Union Temple Baptist Church, a large and historic congregation located just steps away from Anacostia's Big Chair.

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Pogo Park

Built by the Community: Richmond's Pogo Park

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 9:30pm

Richmond, CA's Pogo Park is an inspirational example of engaging with local residents to design and build a new civic space.

2016 Anacostia River Festival

Elevating Equity Initiative

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 4:11pm

We are thrilled to announce LISC DC’s Elevating Equity Initiative, a $50 million comprehensive effort to help foster equity, inclusiveness and an improved quality of life in the neighborhoods surrounding the future 11th Street Bridge Park.

2016 River Photoshoot

Bridge Park Community

Listening to Our Community

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 1:36pm

Residents on both sides of the River respond to a recent Washington Post article.


A 360-degree view of the 11th Street bridge, left, and the Interstate 695 overpass. The proposed bridge park project would go to the left of the 11th Street Bridge. (Aerial visualizations by The Washington Post)

Bridge Park in the Washington Post Magazine

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 5:09pm

A Model for Equitable Development

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LA River

A River Runs Through Los Angeles

Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 7:02pm

A recent trip to Los Angeles illustrates how we can use urban watersheds to build needed new civic spaces.

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Announcing 2016 Ward 8 Home Buyers Club!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:52pm

By Sarah Scruggs, MANNA’s Director of Advocacy and Outreach

2015 Anacostia River Festival Bike Parade

Anacostia Bike Parade

2016 and Beyond!

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 7:05pm

Curious to what we're planning in 2016? Read on for a list of our top 10 activities next year!


“Capitol Hill residents will be enriched by our culture as we will be enriched by the cultures of the people who live west of the river.”

Bishop Hudson, Matthews Memorial Church