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 2019 Anacostia Riverkeeper and volunteers collected 13,500 pounds of trash. Combined with our 2018 totals, ~31,000 pounds of trash has been collected from the shoreline and neighboring tributaries, preventing it from going into the river!

Friday Night Fishing


786 people attended this free catch and release fishing during the summer of 2019, up from 650 in the summer of 2018. Gear, bait, and instruction were all provided to make for a great family event! Look for it to start again in June 2020! For more information email:

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!