Anacostia Watershed Society's

2015 Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration

Saturday April 25
Thank you to our title sponsor!

Thank you to all our 2015 Anacostia River Heroes!

This is the archive of the 2015 Earth Day page

Be a Hero of the Anacostia River!

Volunteer with the Anacostia Watershed Society in the area's premiere annual Earth Day Cleanup. Join the force for good with over 2000 AWS volunteers cleaning up our neighborhoods, parks, streams, and the Anacostia River.


Date: April 25, 2015

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

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

We have had a tremendous response and all of our sites are full, but you can still help and support the volunteers by making a donation.

What to Expect


Date: April 25, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Bladensburg Waterfront Park

Let AWS celebrate the Heroes of the Anacostia River! Our heroes deserve it after working hard all morning. The celebration will include free food and drink prepared by Seafarers Yacht Club, our long-time Earth Day partner. There will also be featuring TAGE on steel and Batala Washington, local exhibitors, and notable speakers. All volunteers are invited!

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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. You can find your site leader contact information in the confirmation email you receive upon registering. 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

Joanna Fisher

301-699-6204 x109

Corporate Sponsorship

Mary Vasse

301-699-6204 x116

Celebration Information

Maureen Farrington

301-699-6204 x117

Press Inquiries

Mike Bento