No Longer Forgotten
For a generation the Anacostia was known as “The Forgotten River.” A century of neglect choked the Anacostia with trash and toxic waste. Civil-war era infrastructure added raw sewage and untreated stormwater. A struggling community faced the brunt of reckless environmental policy. But the Anacostia is changing. A vibrant new riverfront, economic investment and responsible environmental policy has us looking forward to a clean Anacostia.
Support Our Effort!
Clean water and a swimmable, fishable Anacostia River is our dream and our goal. Support our efforts to get there and consider making a donation. We need your help!
Who We Are
Anacostia Riverkeeper is creating community connections to the river and leading the way on the effort to restore it.