Earth Conservation Corps founding Board Member honored

On Wednesday, May 21, Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO, and other TCN staff joined Earth Conservation Corps staff, current and alumni Corpsmembers, city and national officials at a dedication ceremony for a bridge named in honor of Ethel Kennedy, founding Board Member of Earth Conservation Corps (ECC).

Speakers included DC Mayor Gray, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Senator Steny Hoyer.  For over 22 years, Mrs. Kennedy’s engagement with ECC has helped others appreciate the can-do spirit of Anacostia youth and focused an entire city on the restoration of the River. Corpsmembers presented Mrs. Kennedy with white roses along with their stories of transformation and growth through their experience with the Corps. Attorney General Eric Holder's speech can be read online here.

Before the presentation, ECC members demonstrated for the media how they are cleaning up the Anacostia River.