Our water quality monitoring program in MD uses citizen scientist volunteers to collect water quality samples in the mainstem Anacostia as well as at-risk tributaries in the watershed from May to September each year. Our monitoring started in 2020 with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) covering 7 sites across MD and DC. In 2021 we will continue our monitoring with 8 sites in Maryland and two more in DC. Five sites are located in Montgomery County and monitoring is funded by Montgomery County through the Chesapeake Bay Trust, with the other 5 sites being self-funded by us at Anacostia Riverkeeper. To help us in Montgomery County we’ve teamed up with Friends of Sligo Creek and Neighbors of Northwest Branch to help us train our volunteers, spread the word, and help our volunteers collect samples. We post water quality results for bacteria, dissolved oxygen (DO) turbidity, pH, water temperature, and air temperature weekly in order to provide up-to-date water quality information for residents and visitors to the Anacostia watershed 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!