The Anacostia River is a 8.5 mile long river within the Anacostia watershed.
The Anacostia watershed is 176 square miles and includes parts of the District, and Montgomery County and Prince George's County, Maryland. Nearly one million people live in this watershed, either directly on the Anacostia River or on one of the many streams that connect to it. Whatever happens in any of these streams and communities affects the Anacostia River. Click here for a map and a list of communities connected by streams of the Anacostia River.
The mission of Anacostia Riverkeeper is to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, work, and play in its watershed, and to advocate for a clean river for all its communities.
With our fellow Waterkeepers in the Chesapeake Bay Region, we protect families by stopping pollution.