Anacostia Watershed Society's

2014 Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration

Saturday April 5
Thank you to our platinum level sponsor!

Join us and 2000 volunteers as we remove thousands of pounds of trash from neighborhoods, streams, and the Anacostia River!


Date: April 5, 2014

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Times vary by location)

Location: Approximately 20 sites around the Anacostia Watershed in Washington DC, and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.

Registration is required for the cleanup.

What to Expect


Date: April 5, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: The post-cleanup celebration event will be held at RFK Stadium

The celebration will include free food and drink prepared by Seafarers Yacht Club, our long-time Earth Day partner. There will also be live music, local exhibitors, and notable speakers. All volunteers are welcome! Registration is not required for the celebration.

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  • "I want to give back what some of the outdoors has given me, and take care of what we have been given."

    Resident – Westminster, MD

    "As our world is expanding, it’s critical that I take a stand to make it the best place possible."

    Youth - Lanham, MD

  • "To help make the environment a safer and cleaner place; get active in the community.

    Resident - Ellicott City, MD

    "I am eager to help my community and eliminate pollution all around me because it affects our well-being."

    Youth - Capitol Heights, MD

  • "(I am) already doing my own thing by picking up trash on the Anacostia River while I paddle my kayak... I would like to meet other likeminded people and diversify my efforts."

    Resident - Berwyn Heights, MD

    "(It’s the) right thing to do."

    Resident - Greebelt, MD

  • "I paddle on the Anacostia frequently and want it to be cleaner for paddlers and wildlife."

    Resident - Arlington, VA

    "I want to instill the personal and social values of volunteering in my children."

    Resident - Washington, DC

  • "As a local resident of Bladensburg, I can appreciate the historical significance of the Anacostia and wish to help restore it."

    Resident - Bladensburg, MD

    "It is very important for the health and well-being of DC and its residents to ensure the cleanliness and vitality of the Anacostia River. I would love to help in any way I can."

    Resident - Washington, DC

Who to Contact

Once you have registered, please only contact your site leader with site specific questions or concerns about location and directions. We encourage you to have your site leader's phone number handy on the day of the event in case you need assistance finding your site that morning.

General Questions

Ann DeSanctis

301-699-6204 x109

Corporate Sponsorship

Mary Vasse

301-699-6204 x116

Celebration Information

Maureen Farrington

301-699-6204 x117

Press Inquiries

Eve Hemsley