Analyzing Anacostia Watershed Litter Survey Data

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The EFC worked with Rotunda Solutions to analyze the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (WMCOG) body of existing trash survey data to assess emerging trends and identify opportunities for augmenting or improving the impact of the Anacostia Watershed litter survey. WMCOG has coordinated regional efforts to help members reduce litter in their communities, improve water quality, and fulfill their stormwater permit obligations, including the Anacostia Trash TMDL. EFC analyzed the current litter data, determined the impact of legislative initiatives, and recommended improvements to the survey instrument by gaining an understanding of the trends in litter over time as well as any factors that may be impacting the types of litter found in the Anacostia.


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