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16 Apr, 2009

Clam Cleanup

Posted by: FLBC In: Pollution|Research

Cheverly resident and Eleanor Roosevelt High School student Caitlin Virta is featured in this video with Harriette Phelps, Ph.D., a biologist at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. FLBC contributed $500 to the research project which uses clams to detect pollutants. Clams clean the water as they feed, absorbing toxins in [...]

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24 Nov, 2008

Concrete Plant Approved

Posted by: FLBC In: Development|Pollution

Unfortunately, the County Council approved a special exception for American Resource Management Group to build the Marvaco Concrete Batch Plant in the 5800 block of Sheriff Road. Both the Gazette and The Post covered the 8 to 0 vote. Charles Gallion, president of the Cedar Heights Civic Association, plans to take the issue to court.

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Wetlands store amazing amounts of carbon: The USGS project has captured eye-popping amounts of carbon — an average of 3000 grams of carbon per square meter per year (g-C/m2/yr) over the past 5 years. For comparison, reforested agricultural land, eligible for carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, socks away carbon at a [...]

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Dr. Harriette Phelps and her research detecting toxic chemicals in tributaries of the Anacostia River were featured in the Washington Post. Harriette recently spoke to the Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek and shared her monitoring data showing high levels of PCBs in some areas of the creek.

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The Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek is a hands-on education and advocacy organization working to restore the health of Lower Beaverdam Creek and the Anacostia River.