FC: Welcome to | My City | Washington, D.C. | By: Keiera Washington & Kevin Jenkins
2: The Fisherman Wharf is an excellent source for food. Even though the population of marine life is decreasing, our population is not decreasing, because we eat from the Wharf. Continuously in procedure since 1805, the Maine Avenue Fish Market is the oldest functioning fish market in the United States, seventeen years older than New York City's Fulton Fish Market, which was relocated to the Bronx in 2005. The Maine Avenue Market was relocated in the 1960s, inside a few blocks of its initial position on the Washington Channel. We can stop many of the problems, like the decline of fish, by not dumping in the water. | The Fisherman's Wharf
3: The Tidal Basin is a partially man-made reservoir between the Potomac River and the Washington Channel in Washington, D.C. It is part of West Potomac Park and is a focal point of the National Cherry Blossom Festival held each spring. The Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the George Mason Memorial are situated adjacent to the Tidal Basin. | The Tidal Basin
4: The National Museum of American History has lots of exhibits, but the most important exhibit had to be the exhibit, “Life on the Water”. The exhibit displayed numerous interesting artifacts. History displays different lifestyles that you can compare to. | National Museum of American History | Life on the Water
5: EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the natural environment. We accomplish this mission with approximately 17,000 employees and another 7,000 contractors, fellows, and Senior Environmental Employment program participants working in more than 10.1 million square feet of office buildings and laboratories located across the United States. To ensure that EPA's buildings and practices reflect our mission, the Agency implements a range of strategies to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities and operations, from building new, environmentally sustainable structures to improving the energy efficiency of older buildings. | EPA Headquarters
6: The National Zoo is a splendid place for animals that are on the verge of becoming extinct. It provides a source of shelter and food for unique and amazing animals. This location would be significant to environmentalist, because it relates to ecosystems and population. The National Zoo was founded in 1889, and became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1890. To protect the National Zoo numerous events such as, National African American Day, takes place at the park to bring awareness to various problems. | The National Zoo
7: EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the natural environment. We accomplish this mission with approximately 17,000 employees and another 7,000 contractors, fellows, and Senior Environmental Employment program participants working in more than 10.1 million square feet of office buildings and laboratories located across the United States. To ensure that EPA's buildings and practices reflect our mission, the Agency implements a range of strategies to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities and operations, from building new, environmentally sustainable structures to improving the energy efficiency of older buildings. | EPA National Headquarter
8: Hains Point is an outstanding place, because of the majestic sights. An environmentalist would observe at Hains Point the decline of underwater life, because of pollution and humans are preying on many species. A key source of the decline is The Fisherman’s Wharf where people buy the fish that comes from the water. The land on which the reserve is established is sometimes recounted as a peninsula but is really an isle. The Washington conduit connects with the affected by Tidal Basin north of the reserve and the Jefferson Memorial. The island is artificial: it was constructed up from Potomac dredging material from 1880 to 1892. The EPA can prevent further problems at Hains Point by cleaning up pollution. | Hains Point | Come get FLY LIKE US!!!!!
9: Rock Creek Park is a preeminent area to an environmentalist, because it provides a habitat for innumerable wildlife. The ecosystem is substantial, because there is no sign of man-made items in the area. Rock Creek Park was established in September 27, 1890. The Park is a site that cannot be destroyed by man inferno, because it’s a national site. | Rock Creek Park | Come soothe your mind through the beauty of nature | WOAH DONT STEP ON MY CREEK!!
10: DPW helps community groups that organize Saturday neighborhood clean-up projects through the Helping Hand Program. The program will lend tool kits that include five rakes and brooms, two shovels, and 20 trash bags. A $20 refundable deposit is required for all tool kits loaned under the Helping Hand Program.Free compost will be delivered as well for use in neighborhood beautification projects. DPW will send trucks to collect the bagged trash and a SWEEP (Solid Waste Education and Enforcement Program) inspector will collect the tool kit. DPW also can provide community groups with graffiti removal kits and compost for garden projects. To receive an application for a Helping Hand tool kit for your neighborhood clean-up project, please call the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311. When the clean-up date is confirmed by a Helping Hand Coordinator, a control number will be assigned for tracking purposes, the event will be added to the Helping Hand calendar, and the tool kit will be delivered. | Department of Public Works | SO I SWEEP YEAHHHH SWEEPING ALL THE TRASH!
11: Hains Point is located at the southern tip of East Potomac Park between the main branch of the Potomac River and the Washington Channel in southwest Washington, D.C. The land on which the park is located is sometimes described as a peninsula but is actually an island: the Washington Channel connects with the Tidal Basin north of the park and the Jefferson Memorial. The island is artificial: it was built up from Potomac dredging material from 1880 to 1892.
12: With more than 17,000 animals from 750 species, National Aquarium is an amazing and informative journey through the wonders of our aquatic world. It isn’t just animals, though, that make us who we are. Our on-staff experts are key to not only our day-to-day operations, but also to our successes outside our aquarium walls as we work to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. | The National Aquarium
13: EXPLORE YOUR WORLD | This broke the sound barrier in space. Landed after the worlds highest free fall. | The exhibition includes the pressurized balloon gondola in which Felix Baumgartner ascended to an altitude of 39,045 meters (127,852 feet)–the edge of space–over Roswell, New Mexico on October 14, 2012, and the pressure suit that he wore on a flight to 29,610 meters (97,145 feet) on July 25. During his record-breaking descent, Baumgartner reached a maximum speed of 1,342 kmh (834 mph). The records achieved include maximum speed of descent without a drogue (small parachute used to provide stability); record exit altitude; and the greatest vertical descent without a drogue. | Felix Exhibit
14: The C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural and recreational treasures! | WRITE YOUR OWN STORY | COOLIN BY THE CANAL, WHERE DREAMS DO COME TRUE!
15: DPR offers a number of activities and programs to enhance the quality of life and wellness for District residents and visitors by building and maintaining safe and beautiful open spaces and by providing a number of affordable recreational amenities. | CHERISH THE MOMENT
16: to educate and inspire citizens to improve the health of and conserve the District’s aquatic ecosystems. We provide aquatic education programs that include lessons on water quality, watershed stewardship and ethical angling for schools and community groups. | Anacostia Resources Education Center | ANA IS GONNA COST IA
17: "DO NOT GO WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, GO INSTEAD WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL." - Ralph Waldo Emerson