Anacostia Watershed Society teams with Mayor's Office of a Clean City and MPD to clean 492 tires from Fort Dupont
With the governement shutdown in full effect, the Anacostia Watershed Society was eager to hop in and ensure that the federal lands that surround the Anacostia River are still maintained. We called the Mayor's Office of the Clean City who directed us to the results of an illegal tire-dumping scam near Fort Dupont park in SE DC. With the Metropolitian Police Department and furloughed government workers, we cleared 492 tires out from this park. The person who was illegally dumping was caught as part of DC's Dumpbusters program, and has been identified. Read the coverage here!
Washington Post: D.C. police help clean up 1,000 tires illegally dumped in Fort Dupont Park
NBCWashington: Dump Busters Identify DC Tire-Dumping Suspect
WAMU: ‘A Metric Crap-Ton Of Tires’ — Police Solve The Mystery Of D.C.’s Mountain Of Tires
In Benning Ridge this morning removing several hundred tires in one of our biggest Dumpbusters arrests yet https://t.co/W3Q3pdZ2lz— Mayor's Office of the Clean City (@CleanCityDC) January 10, 2019