Welcome to Anacostia Riverkeeper

Who We Are

Anacostia Riverkeeper is the voice for clean water and healthy communities in the Anacostia watershed.  Like a "neighborhood watch" for the watershed, we patrol our streams and rivers and hold all accountable to their environmental responsibilities. We advocate for clean water laws that are fair and enforced consistently.

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!

Make A Difference!

All of us can make a difference. Volunteer for our restoration efforts or voice your support for our positions with local officials

Anacostia Riverkeeper Blog

Over 160 volunteers participate in first Clean Waterways cleanup event sponsored by Deer Park on Sept. 20.

When I was a child, my family and I would gather around the TV and watch Jaques-Yves Cousteau's "The Undersea World of Jaques Cousteau."

These programs poked my imagination and inspired me to find out all I could about water and the creatures that live in it. It's no exaggeration to...

Anacostia Riverkeeper teamed up with the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation to make a big impact on the health of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.
Here's what we did:

Green Up Day.mov from Anacostia...

"To us, trash is a psychological toxin. It’s like a broken window that drives people away from a building. But if we can tackle the trash and make a big dent, it will help bring people back to the river.”....Anacostia Riverkeeper