Two Amazing Interactive Multimedia Pieces on the Anacostia River and Watershed

Two amazing, interactive multimedia pieces were released within the past two weeks that focus on the Anacostia River. Each explores the history, present status and possible futures for the river and its watershed. Read more about each of these pieces and finds links to experience them below. 


Krista Schlyer, a multimedia journalist and artist who has been working on the Anacostia River for a long time, has recently launched a new online interactive exhibit about the Anacostia Watershed. A total of 8 episodes will be released, once each week starting April 3, 2018. River of Resilience is an adaptation of Krista Schlyer's forthcoming book, River of Redemption: Almanac of Life on the Anacostia, due out in Fall 2018 from Texas A&M University Press. The story map is a collaboration between Schlyer, the International League of Conservation Photographers, and the Esri Story Maps team, with generous support from the District Department of Energy and Environment, and in partnership with the Anacostia Waterfront Trust.

Jacob Fenston and Tyrone Turner of the DC region's WAMU have produced a multimedia story on the history of the Anacostia River in Washington. WAMU reporter Fenston and visuals editor Turner explore the Anacostia, asking: What does a revitalized river mean for Washington, and who will benefit? 

Erin Garnaas-Holmes