Anacostia Riverkeeper is proud to serve as the community voice for the Anacostia, continuing to push towards a fishable and swimmable Anacostia.

The Anacostia has only recently turned onto the road to recovery. But there is still so much work to do. From legacy toxins to stormwater to the constant impacts from development, the Anacostia faces countless threats to the health of its waters and the ecosystems and communities it supports.

Support Anacostia Riverkeeper

Through your donation we can continue to fight for a fishable and swimmable Anacostia. The Anacostia used to be called “The Forgotten River”. But with support from the community across the region, we can restore it to the beautiful river ecosystem we know it to be.

Anacostia Riverkeeper Member


Become a member and help us clean the river as well as receive updates about our work around the Anacostia watershed.

Water Quality Monitoring


A donation of $100 is equivalent to training five volunteers to help collect water quality samples across the Anacostia.

Boat Tours


A donation of $500 allows us to offer educational boat tours up and down the Anacostia toward our goal of an accessible Anacostia for all.

Friday Night Fishing


A donation of $1000 helps us support our Friday Night Fishing program, teaching hundreds of DMV youth how to fish each summer.
Photo of Anacostia Waterkeeper Trey Sherard standing in front of the Anacostia on a sunny day.

“We can never thank you enough for the support y’all give us in fighting for a healthy Anacostia River. We’ve never been closer to a fully swimmable and fishable river. You can help us cement the legacy of clean water on the Anacostia.”

Trey Sherard

Riverkeeper at Anacostia Riverkeeper

Simple  –  Secure  –  Tax Deductible

Thank you for your generous support!
Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Other Ways to Give

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably-inclined individual, families and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some case, certain illiquid assets, to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.

Contact [email protected] if you’re interest in giving to us via a DAF.

Interested in making donations to help the Anacostia from your retirement account? Donations can be made to Anacostia Riverkeeper from qualified retirement accounts and even come with tax benefits.

Contact [email protected] if you’re interest in giving to us via IRA transfers.


Anacostia Riverkeeper accepts donations in the form of qualified stock or mutual funds. Transfers can be made to Anacostia Riverkeeper and are an easy way to plan a gift to your local Riverkeeper.

Contact [email protected] if you’re interest in giving to us via stock or mutual fund transfers.

Looking for ways to help the Anacostia without a direct monetary donation? We at Anacostia Riverkeeper are always in need of the tools and supplies we use every day that help us to protect our watershed. We accept all forms of in-kind donations like: computers, vehicles or boats, office supplies, and much more.

Contact [email protected] if you’re interest in giving an in-kind donation.

If you are more comfortable mailing your donation, checks can be made out to “Anacostia Riverkeeper Inc” and mailed to the below address:

Anacostia Riverkeeper
45 L Street SW #70565
Washington DC, 20024

Looking for a way to double your donation? Employers will often match charitable donations their employees make. Check with your company’s HR department and mail the necessary forms with your donation to ARK. Once we recieve the forms with your donation we can process the matching donation on your behalf.

A swimmable and fishable Anacostia is right around the corner, what better way to ensure we reach that goal than with a planned gift to ARK. Your legacy can be one of champion for the Anacostia River and its community.

Contact [email protected] if you’re interest in planned giving to Anacostia Riverkeeper.

What better way to celebrate a birthday, graduation, or other special life event than with a donation to your favorite Riverkeeper? Honorary gifts can be made through our donation form or mailed to ARK and we will notify the honoree of your gift!

Simple  –  Secure  –  Tax Deductible

Thank you for your generous support!
Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Anacostia Riverkeeper is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Gifts to ARK are tax deductible as allowed by law. Our federal EIN is: #61-1574670.