We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. –Winston Churchill

Become A Member

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Since 1989, Anacostia Watershed Society members have been providing the financial and political strength that has made the organization such a successful advocate for the Anacostia River and the environment here in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Be confident that your money and your voice will have an immediate, positive impact on the health and cleanliness of the Anacostia River and its tributary creeks. Please become an AWS member today and help us reach our goal of returning the Anacostia to a swimmable and fishable condition.

Members are the heart and soul of our organization. Nothing is possible without their support.


Benefits of Membership

We know the main reason you join the Anacostia Watershed Society is that you want to see the Anacostia River become cleaner and healthier, and your membership goes right to work for that goal!  In addition, we want to thank you for your supports, and we have a variety of benefits for members at all levels. These benefits have been revised for 2016.

Membership Level Benefits

Leadership Circle

($2,500 and above)

All benefits for levels listed below plus:

  • A private boat tour for you and 6 friends (please talk to AWS staff to schedule your trip)

Eagle Society

($1,000 - $2,499)

All benefits for levels listed below plus:

  • Recognition and Thank You at AWS Fall Fundraiser

Osprey Club


All benefits for levels listed below plus:

  • AWS-branded reuseable carry-all Chico Bag

Kingfisher Club


All benefits for levels listed below plus:

  • Invitation to Donor Expedition Tour Series (guided canoe tours, nature walks and pontoon tours that take you inside the restoration story)

Cormorant Club


All benefits for levels listed below plus:

  • Anacostia Watertrail Map

Basic Membership

($35 - $99)

  • Bi-annual printed newslettter, The Voice of the River
  • Complimentary subscription to our email newsletter for updates and notice of events
  • Invitation to events and Members' Annual Tavern Toast

Champion of the River

(Monthly Givers)

Benefits corresponding to the yearly total giving as above




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