Anacostia River cleanup effort underway

Local,DC,Liz Farmer

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation got help from local volunteers and FedEx in the kickoff of a program for urban conservation projects in the D.C. metro area.

Called EarthSmart, the cleanup launched last week with a $25,000 donation from FedEx and a planting and trash pickup day at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Volunteers from FedEx and students from the Georgetown Day School helped out with the EarthSmart launch.

FedEx has also pledged to donate 500 trees to be planted in the District during the next two years as part of a $20,000 donation to the Casey Tree Foundation. The first 100 trees will be planted this spring in Northeast D.C.

The EarthSmart partnership between the foundation and FedEx has planted 46,000 trees and native plants and has engaged more than 51,000 community members during the past three years.


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