NEW! Safari Series

Explore the Anacostia River in ways you haven't before. This summer the Anacostia Watershed Society offers unique opportunities to experience the river. See the river at sunset or moonlight, or paddle to see American Lotuses in bloom.
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Come paddle with AWS! We offer kayak and canoe accessibility on the Anacostia River. It is a great way to explore the river and get outside. Read about our programs to find out how to get involved in paddling. Learn More



The Anacostia Tributary Trail System is a great way to explore the communities and nature located in the Anacostia's watershed by land.  These trails offer miles of biking, walking and jogging.  Learn More



Despite its stigma, the Anacostia River offers many enjoyable fishing locations. Enjoy this popular pastime along the River with the information provided. Learn More


Native Plant Walks

AWS has partnered with the Maryland Native Plant Society to offer native plant walks throughout the year. Learn about how to get involved and how to identify native plants yourself! Learn More


Anacostia Water Trail

The Anacostia Water Trail Map and Guide highlights resources and activities available on the Anacostia River as well as access points, historical information and boating safety tips. Learn More



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Upcoming Events

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Anacostia River Festival
April 12

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