The Anacostia River is a 8.5 mile long river within the Anacostia watershed. The Anacostia watershed is 176 square miles and includes parts of the District, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County, Maryland. Nearly one million people live in this watershed, either directly on the Anacostia River or on one of the many streams that connect to it. Whatever happens in any of these streams and communities affects the Anacostia River.
Emily Franc comes to the Anacostia Riverkeeper with extensive experience and background in environmental research, policy, and advocacy accumulated through years spent working on Capitol Hill for a prominent member of the House Energy and Environment Committee, as well as for various international agencies and non-profits including the United Nations Environment Program Caribbean Environment Programme. She also has broad executive level experience in non-profit management, strategic development and effectiveness analytics, communications, and fundraising.
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