OUR PROGRAMS

Advocacy

 

AWS public policy and advocacy programs engage residents of local communities, government agencies, elected officials and other stakeholders in activities aimed at producing positive changes in the way environmental issues are addressed throughout the Anacostia River Watershed.

Education

 

AWS education programs teach environmental issues and concepts while engaging students of all ages in practical, hands-on stewardship activities. Offerings include science programming for students in grades K through 12, training for education professionals, and presentations for adult learners.

Stewardship

 

AWS stewardship programs engage a wide variety individuals and groups in hands-on activities aimed at restoring the health and well-being of the Anacostia River, its tributary streams and creeks, and all of the communities located with the Anacostia’s watershed.

Recreation

Canoe, kayak, bike, and hike along the Anacostia River and its tributary creeks and streams! AWS encourages everyone to take advantage of recreational opportunities along the river and at parks throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

 

Volunteer

 

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that will engage your hands, your head, and your heart in the protection and restoration of our local lands and water.

Upcoming Events

Wetland volunteers

Anacostia River Discovery Series

Thursdays and First Saturdays

All Summer

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Equipment Donations
We are always in need of new canoes, paddles, kayaks, life vests, wet bags, and other items for our outdoor programs. If you have any extras, please contact us about making a donation. learn more