Who's Involved

The Anacostia Watershed Society's mission is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. Community involvement is critical to achieving our vision and AWS seeks win-win solutions through strong partnerships and coalitions, with all parts of the community, government, and other stakeholders. Core to our work is reaching out to, educating and engaging youth.

Anacostia Riverkeeper is the voice for clean water and healthy communities in the Anacostia Watershed. We patrol the streams and rivers like a public watchdog, and hold polluters, developers and government officials accountable to their environmental responsibilities. We seek to involve the community in the care of our watershed and care deeply about the public health. We speak up for the needs of our parks and natural areas, and we advocate for clean water laws that are fair and enforced consistently, taking legal action when necessary.


Report Card Team

This report card is the collaborative effort of a team of very talented, hard-working people dedicated to the health of the Anacostia River and its communities:

Brent Bolin, Director of Advocacy, Anacostia Watershed Society

James Foster, President, Anacostia Watershed Society

Emily Gillespie, Communications Manager, Anacostia Watershed Society

Masaya Maeda, Water Quality Specialist, Anacostia Watershed Society

Liz Schmitt, Program Associate, Anacostia Riverkeeper

Eric Sibley, Stewardship Team Programs Mananger, Anacostia Watershed Society

Dottie Yunger, Anacostia Riverkeeper and Executive Director

Click here to download a printable version of the 2010 State of the Anacostia River.


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