Our water quality monitoring program in DC uses citizen scientist volunteers to collect water quality samples in the Anacostia River, Potomac River, and Rock Creek from May to September each year. The program started in 2019 with funding from the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) covering 22 sites across all of DC’s major waterways. To help us in this project we work with Rock Creek Conservancy, Audubon Naturalist Society, Potomac Riverkeeper, and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to help us train our volunteers, spread the word, and help our volunteers collect samples. We post water quality results for bacteria, turbidity, pH, water temperature, and air temperature weekly in order to provide up-to-date water quality information for residents and visitors to DC during the recreational season (May to September). We aim to get water quality information into the hands of the people who need it most: YOU!