Clean up the Anacostia? Sheesh!
When I used to fish the upper Potomac from Ft McNair to the Wilson Bridge, we never, ever ventured in to the Anacostia. There’s everything in there from dead bodies to dead refrigerators. They’ve been trying to clean up that piece of water for as long as I can remember. They refuse to accept the fact that it is the people that inhabit the shores of the Anacostia that are the problem. They use the river as their personal garbage dump and “open-air” trash can. It (the river) is completely surrounded by the Southeast ghettos.
Dead bodies rot and old refrigerators can be recycled into planters around the house. It is the darn plastic bags that confound us!! :)