Publications

We at Anacostia Riverkeeper are always eager to share our work with our supporters. Explore relevant publications from us on water quality, trash policy, and other research to stay informed about the most pressing issues facing the Anacostia.

2023 DC Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring 5-Year Report

Key data and takeaways from citizen science water quality monitoring near popular recreation sites across District waterways from 2019-2023.

2023 Middle Anacostia Water Quality Report

Summary report for water quality data collected at 10 sites across Prince George’s and Montgomery County tributaries in the Anacostia watershed between May and September 2023.

Mitigating Tire Pollution in the Anacostia River

We worked with a group of graduate students at the George Washington University to research illegal tire dumping in DC. They evaluated multiple policy options to determine a suggestion to mitigate the issue.

2022 DC Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Report

Summary report for water quality data collected in tandem with project partners throughout all DC waters between May and September 2022.

2022 Prince George’s County Water Quality Report

Summary report for water quality data collected in select Prince George’s County tributaries to the Anacostia between May and September 2022.

2022 Montgomery County Water Quality Report

Summary report for water quality data collected in select Montgomery County tributaries to the Anacostia between May and September 2022.

DC Water Quality: 3 Year Summary Report (2018-2021)

Marking three years of our DC Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring program, this report summarizes data from 2018-2021 with project partners throughout all DC waters.

2021 Montgomery County Water Quality Report

Summary report for water quality data collected in select Montgomery County tributaries to the Anacostia between May and September 2021.

2020 DC Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Report

Summary report for water quality data collected in tandem with project partners throughout all DC waters between May and September 2020.

Policy Options for Plastic Bottle Legislation for a Trash Free Anacostia

We worked with a group of graduate students at GW University to investigate plastic bottle policy options in the District to help reduce overall plastic waste throughout the city.

Trash cleanups eliminate trash like these masks, gloves, wrappers and other debris harmful to wildlife and humans.

Single-Use River: Microplastics in the Anacostia River

We conducted a study in 2019 to assess the presence of microplastics in the mainstem Anacostia. Learn more about our study and the danger of microplastics in this interactive Story Map.