What’s in our Montgomery County waters?

The arm and hand of a vounteer conducting Water Quality monitoring using a small bottle to collect river water for analysis of chemical and bacterial parameters.

Come listen to the results of the 2021 bacteria monitoring season in Montgomery County. This summer Anacostia Riverkeeper, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Montgomery County and working with partner organizations, Friends of Sligo Creek and Neighbors of Northwest Branch, conducted bi-weekly water quality monitoring. Samples were collected from 5 sites in Montgomery County, […]

Trash Trap Weigh-In

A Trash Trap on the Anacostia

We’ll be weighing and measuring different types of trash collected from the Arundel trash trap. The data will be reported to DC DOEE and Prince George’s County DOE.

Results of three years of volunteer water quality monitoring in DC

A woman handling a full water testing bottle with other volunteers looking on.

For three summers, volunteers have collected water quality data for the District’s waterways. Join us for a discussion of the results. Have you ever wondered how safe it is to touch the District’s water? Join us for a webinar where we discuss the results of three years of water quality monitoring in DC. For the […]

Clean Waterways Cherry Blossom Cleanup

An ARK staff member in a marshy section of the riverbank carrying a large bag of recyclables during a trash clean-up event.

Come to the river! Join ARK Sunday March 20th at the Mandarin Oriental hotel for a cleanup. Location: Meeting at the Mandarin Oriental hotel (1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC, 20024) All equipment is provided, please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.  Rain or Shine. All supplies provided. Wear closed-toe […]

Clean Waterways Clean up: Anacostia River Festival

Smiling volunteers removing recyclables from the trash bags into recycling bins.

Come to the river! Join ARK and the Rounds in cleaning up Anacostia Park on April 9th. Join Anacostia Riverkeeper and our sponsor, The Rounds, for a clean up at Anacostia Park! Location: Anacostia Park (1100 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020) All equipment is provided, please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you […]