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Project Proposal

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Lindsey Halvorson

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Transcript of Project Proposal

Project Proposal
Environmental Sustainability

Background
Development
Agriculture
Urbanization
What's wrong with the Anacostia River?
What is a riparian area?
What are the causes and consequences of their degradation?
What have our constituents said?

Causes of Degradation
Consequences
High bacteria counts
Synthetic chemicals and their ramifications
Eutrophication
Education
Teaching the Anacostia Boys and Girls Club
- Pre-planting activities and crafts
- Actively participating in planting
- Involvement in the video and community event.

Pre-Planting Activity Lesson Plan
-Basic river ecology
- Effects of pollution in the Anacostia and root causes
- Potential solutions including riparian restoration



Restoration of Pope Branch
Clearing site
Plant selection
Training
Planting

Action
Clearing site
Remove
Noxious weeds
Invasive species
Litter
Outreach
What
: It's Your River Community Outreach event
Where
: The Benning Boys and Girls Club/Anacostia Community Museum
When
: Saturday April, 26th
Who
: Open to the Public
Why
: Fun-filled family event to bring together the community and gain knowlege of the Anacostia River and current restoration efforts.
Publicity/Social Media
Active Campaign- word of mouth, flyers, and verbal announcements in community centers/churches
Online campaign- #itsyourriver (Facebook, Twitter) specifically utilizing the kids' preexisting networks
Scholars
Heads of non-profit organizations
Residents of Anacostia
Constituents Report
Timeline
January 2014
February/ March 2014
January 2014
1. Fundraising
Pizza sales
Bake sales
2. Contact organizations
Non-profit organizations
Churches
February/March 2014
1. Begin advertising
2. Finish fundraising
3. Secure the materials needed for our project
April 2014
1. Phase one of our project-
Education
April 1, 8, 15
2. Phase two-
Action
April 19
3. Phase three-
Outreach
April 25/26
Fundraising !
Repair the Ripair!
Plant Selection
Training
Working with children on site
Safety Standards
Divide into groups
Lesson Plan
Planting
Holes previously dug
Place tree in hole
Water
Cover with dirt

Testing soil
Flood potential
Soil type
It's Your River
Video Showcase
Information Panel
Kid Friendly Activities
Community Bonding
Why are we the right group for the job?

April 2014
Budget
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