Monday, April 25, 2005

Anacostia Effort Aims To Clean Up Neighborhood And River


60 Minutes on CBS reports on a neighborhood Anacosta River clean-up effort that hopes to rub off on the community.

Police say that so far this year, more than half the murders in Washington were committed there -- earning Anacostia a reputation as one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in America.

The Earth Conservation Corps recruits young people from Anacostia to join the last thing most of them ever considered -- an environmental program.

Saving both the river and the neighborhood is the goal of a group that teaches young people about the environment, and uses that experience in an effort to change the neighborhood and their lives, Ed Bradley reports.

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