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ACAD Instructor Dennis Chestnut Named National River Hero

Our own Dennis Chestnut, who teaches carpentry and construction internships at IDEA, was recently named a 2019 National River Hero by River Network, in recognition of his decades of work to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its local tributaries. Mr. Chestnut learned to swim in the Anacostia as a kid growing up in DC, and has spent his career 
Read the profile of Mr. Chestnut in East of the River, which details his legacy of service to both the natural environment and the young people of DC. 
Congratulations, Mr. Chestnut! 
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