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 has us closer to that goal. Support our efforts to get there and consider making a donation.

Clean Waterways Trash Totals

How much trash have our Clean Waterways volunteers removed from the watershed? So far in 2019 we’ve collected 9450 pounds of trash. When combined with our 2018 totals, we have collected 26,771 pounds of trash from the shoreline and neighboring tributaries, preventing it from going into the river!


Friday Night Fishing

650 people attended this free catch and release fishing during 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 2019! For more information email:


Watch our video on Friday Night Fishing below:

Experience the Anacostia

Please join us for one of the many opportunities we’ve created to help you experience the Anacostia, including fishing, kayaking, powerboat tours, volunteer service or join us for a water-quality monitoring trip!


To find out more about what we do, check out our Youtube channel below:

Thank you for helping us reach our #GivingTuesday goal of $5000!