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.


AWS Membership Perks
Become an AWS Member
Champion of the River Club
Businesses and Organizations
More Ways to Help

AWS Membership Perks

  • Free admission to all of our Lecture Series Events throughout the year. Past speakers include Bill Matuszeski and Howard Ernst.
  • An invitation to the Tavern Toast Event! This event is an exclusive event for AWS members and is held in the fall; food, drinks, and fun!
  • Receive our quarterly newsletter and regular updates through mail and e-mail on related environmental protection and restoration efforts throughout the Anacostia River Watershed.
  • Receive special invitations to gatherings related to environmental protection and restoration efforts throughout the Anacostia River Watershed.

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Become an AWS Member

Your membership gift of $35 or more a year will help make a difference! That’s only $2.91 a month to help us in our mission to clean the water, recover the shores, and honor the heritage.

  • Join Online via our secure donation form.

  • Join by Phone Call AWS at 301-699-6204 and ask a staff member for membership assistance over the telephone.
  • Join by Mail, Fax, or E-mail Click this link to download a membership form, then follow instructions submitting your membership application by postal mail, fax, or e-mail.
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Champion of the River Club

By signing up for our monthly giving program, Champion of the River, you will join a group of supporters who are dedicated to being an advocate for the Anacostia River and its watershed communities. Monthly giving offers a convenient and effective way to support AWS and maintain your membership status throughout the year. Please contact our Membership Coordinator Maureen Farrington at 301-699-6204, ext. 117 or mfarrington@anacostiaws.org.
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Businesses and Organizations

If your business or organization would like to contribute to the work of the Anacostia Watershed Society, please contact Erin Castelli via e-mail at ecastelli@anacostiaws.org or call 301-699-6204 ext. 102.
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More Ways to Help

Combined Federal Campaign
Support the Anacostia Watershed Society through the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC number is 88425.

Matching Gifts
You can make your dollars go further at no additional cost to you by having your employer match your gift to the Anacostia Watershed Society.

Gift & Tribute Memberships
Tribute memberships are a great way to give a gift while also supporting an important cause.  To give the gift of an AWS membership or honor a loved one, please donate online through Network for Good or call us at 301-699-6204.  Please do not forget to let us know how to contact the membership recipient.

Planned Giving
By making a planned gift to the Anacostia Watershed Society, you are extending your commitment to AWS beyond your own lifetime.  Remembering AWS in your will helps to ensure the future of our organization and the many services we provide in the community.  We make it easy for you to support our work--both now and in the future.  To discuss an estate, stock, or other planned gifts, contact us at 301-699-6204 or e-mail Erin Castelli at ecastelli@anacostiaws.org. If you have already included AWS in your will please let us know.
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The Catalogue for Philanthropy represents some of the best smaller nonprofits in the Greater Washington region. AWS has been featured in the Catalogue for Philanthropy for several years.



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