RESTORING THE ANACOSTIA RIVER

Who we are.

Anacostia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the Anacostia River and create opportunities for the community to connect to the river.

What we do.

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.”

Support our effort!

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

Watch Washington DC's video highlighting the importance & beauty of the Anacostia River

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Clean Waterways Trash Totals

 

How much trash have our Clean Waterways volunteers removed from the watershed? In 2020 Anacostia Riverkeeper and volunteers collected 16,151 pounds of trash from the shoreline and neighboring tributaries, preventing it from going into the river! 2021 is off to a great start with over 4600 pounds of trash from MLK Day alone.

Friday Night Fishing

 

Even with a short summer working around COVID concerns, 450 people attended this free catch and release fishing during the summer of 2020 and we look forward to seeing yall come summer of this year. Gear, bait, and instruction were all provided to make for a great family event! Look for it to start again in June 2021! For more information email: info@anacostiariverkeeper.org

Experience the Anacostia

 

Please join us for one of the many opportunities to experience the Anacostia Watershed, like fishing, kayaking, powerboat tours, and volunteer service – or join us for a water-quality monitoring trip!