The Anacostia River is already significantly cleaner and healthier thanks to the Anacostia Watershed Society and our members, supporters, and partners. As we outlined in The Waterway to 2025, we see the path forward to making it swimmable and fishable. That's why we are now launching our multi-year campaign Countdown to 2025 to bring us over the finish line.
Your contribution to the first year of the campaign enables AWS to focus on one of the most essential pieces to the Anacostia River's recovery: restoring wetlands. To mark the start of this campaign, we are asking our supporters to help us raise $150,000 to revive and maintain 12 acres of wetlands.
Watch the video below honoring our 2016 Anacostia River Heroes.
It is so inspiring to see that the Anacostia River is such a treasure to these distinguished individuals in our community. Thank you, Anacostia River Heroes, for your incredible work!
Are you inspired? Consider giving to the Countdown to 2025 Campaign, which will enable us to: (click below to start slideshow and see!)
In the above map in green you can see the 12 acres of wetlands that we are going to restore. These sites show the most promise of success, and will filter pollutants out of thousands of gallons of the Anacostia River's waters and soil.
As of September 14
Larry Cooley & Marina Fanning
Charles and Shari Pfleeger
Collie & Elizabeth Agle
Jim & Adrienne Connolly
Christopher & Maria Earley
Elissa Feldman & Dr. Joseph Tarantolo
Bill & Corinne Irwin
John & Rosemary Lyon
Mike Tilchin & Linda Greer
Cynthia Quarterman & Pantelis Michalopoulos
The Hill is Home
Nicholas Alberti & Elizabeth Nelson
James & Barbara Loots
Mike Moran & Deanna Kruszon-Moran
Mark & Karen Perreault
Kathryn Petrillo-Smith & Otto Smith
Bill & Claudia Schechter
Carolyn & Jeff Serfass
Susan Van den Toorn
Port Towns Shopping Center at Colmar Manor
Marc Bendick & Mary Lou Egan
Robert Boone, AWS Founder
Erin & Bill Castelli
David & Stephanie Deutsch
Neil Gehrels & Ellen Williams
Jay & Leslie McConnell
Bobbi & Stan Smith
Jack & Ruth Ellen Wennersten