[caption id="attachment_9819" align="alignright" width="300"] Debris found in a microplastics trawl conducted by ARK and George Mason University in summer 2019.[/caption] The Anacostia is one of the most urbanized watersheds in the United States and, by being such, has long suffered the human impacts that come with such...

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...

The Trump administration is pushing for changes that will severely damage the Clean Water Act. The proposed changes would remove some tributaries, groundwater, wetlands, temporal streams, and other waterways from the definition of “Waters of the United States”,  exposing them to hazardous pollution threats. Excluding...

When we look at trash on the street most of us don’t think twice, but that trash eventually makes its way to our waterways.  Anacostia Riverkeeper (ARK) with funding from the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), has created a temporary art installation to...