Restoring the Anacostia River

Anacostia Riverkeeper is an advocacy organization working to restore the Anacostia River and create opportunities for the community to connect to the river.

Bring together communities across the watershed to take charge. Work with public and private partners to enact needed policy. Involve local citizen scientists to encourage community “ownership”.

Clean water and a swimmable, fishable Anacostia River are our goals.  A vibrant new riverfront, economic investment and responsible environmental policy has us closer to that goal. Support our efforts to get there and consider making a donation.

Anacostia Riverkeeper Blog

Anacostia Riverkeeper announced today a legal complaint filed against PEPCO for continuing violations of their NPDES permit, specifically as regards heavy metals.  We have been monitoring ongoing violations by PEPCO of their NPDES permits for several years now.  PEPCO has been under...

 The draft Remedial Investigation report for the Pepco Benning Road  toxic site became public on Tuesday, March 1st . The public can submit...

On May 9th, the Washington Post published an article that questioned the efficacy of the bag fee, and left readers with the suggestion that bag fee funds generally not used for  “cleaning the river.” DDOE, like any state or federal agency, has had its share of...

Many people ask us about the bag fee. Is it working? Where does the money go? These are very important questions - after all, the purpose of good environmental policy is to improve the environment. The answer can be found in the characterization of the trash we capture.

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"Our nation's rivers belong to everybody, not just those who can afford front row seats.”-Anacostia Riverkeeper