Single-Use River: Microplastics in the Anacostia River

In May of 2019 Anacostia Riverkeeper staff, in coordination with other Waterkeepers around the world, collected four water samples from select sites on the Anacostia and submitted them for microplastic analysis. When results were returned microplastics were found in abundance in every sample collected at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Watts Branch, Hickey Run, and Yards Park. Follow the link below for our brief story of microplastics in the Anacostia, our results, and what we intend to do moving forward.