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

Watch Washington DC's video highlighting the importance & beauty of the Anacostia River

Upcoming Events
  1. Clean Waterways Cleanup: MLK Day of Service 2022

    January 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Clean Waterways Trash Totals


How much trash have our Clean Waterways volunteers removed from the watershed? In 2021 Anacostia Riverkeeper and volunteers have collected 12,440 pounds of trash from the shoreline and neighboring tributaries, 1,250 pounds of which was plastic!

Friday Night Fishing


Even with a short summer working around COVID concerns, 513 people attended this free catch and release fishing program during the summer of 2021 and we look forward to seeing y’all come summer 2022. Gear, bait, and instruction were all provided to make for a great family event! Look for it to start again in June 2022! For more information email:

Experience the Anacostia


Please join us for one of the many opportunities to experience the Anacostia Watershed, like fishing, kayaking, powerboat tours, and volunteer service – or join us for a water-quality monitoring trip!