Hello! The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, in support of the environmental offices of Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and the District of Columbia want to understand how much their residents know about the Anacostia River, including what their beliefs and opinions are about how healthy the river is, and who or what influences the river’s health. The findings of this survey will help these local governments enhance how they communicate about the Anacostia River and the smaller steams that flow into it. This survey is intended only for residents of Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. An incentive for participation is being offered by the consultant Raftelis, who is supporting the Council of Governments with the survey. 


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* 1. When you see, hear or read the word watershed, you know what it means.

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* 2. Do you live in the Anacostia Watershed?

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* 3. Do you know which watershed you live in?

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* 4. If you answered yes to #3 (if no, skip to 5), my watershed is (fill in)

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* 5. What are the first three words that come to mind when you think of the word “river”? (fill in)

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* 6. When you hear or read about the Anacostia River, and/or the small streams that flow into it, you know where they are.

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* 7. When you think about the Anacostia River and the streams that flow into it, this is what comes to mind:

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* 8. Your County or City government spends money and resources to improve the conditions of the Anacostia River. What do you think about that?

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* 9. To what degree of an impact do you think the following activities you do at home have on the health of the Anacostia River and/or the streams that flow into it.

  A large negative impact A mild negative impact No impact A mild positive impact A large positive impact I don't know
Fertilizing your lawn or garden with chemical fertilizers
Applying pesticides or herbicides to your lawn or garden
Littering (like dropping plastic water bottles into storm drains, not picking up trash that scatters accidentally.
Performing car maintenance and letting some materials flow into storm drains
Having a mostly hard surface (like pavement) in my yard.
Having mostly soft surface (grass) in my yard.
Picking up pet waste.

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* 10. How often have you enjoyed activities (biking, running, walking, boating, kayaking, fishing, etc.) on or near the shores of the Anacostia River and/or the streams that flow into it?

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* 11. Choose which sentence best describes you:

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* 12. As a thank you for participating in this survey, we will draw one lucky email at random from each area (Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and the District of Columbia) for a total of three, to receive a $100 Visa Card. If you would like to participate, enter your email here. This is completely optional and your email will not be used for any purposes other than this drawing.

The following questions are to help us understand who took the survey and are completely optional. 

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* 13. Please select your age group.

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* 14. Please select your household income

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* 15. I live in: (choose one)

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* 16. My ethnicity is best described as:

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* 17. My zip code is:

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