We regularly provide a progress update on the Anacostia River in part to create accountability for decision makers entrusted with the health of the river. This report card is your guide to how well our communities, environmental groups, and governments are meeting the goal of a fishable and swimmable Anacostia River, per the terms of the Clean Water Act. Provided here is a summary of the scientific data we have analyzed so that citizens and public officials can better understand the current state of the Anacostia River.

Despite its critical condition today, the Anacostia River can be made fishable and swimmable by 2025!

Our 2014 Report Card continues the grade of F for water quality conditions that must be overcome for the Anacostia to become healthy.

The Overall Effort and Commitment of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to clean up and restore the river has earned a C- in 2014.

   Click here to download a printable version of the 2014 Report Card.

For the 25th Anniversary of the Anacostia Watershed Society we have published a 12-page State of the River report: What does it take to clean a river? This special report chronicles the people, stories and work to clean the river, and what is required for it to become fishable and swimmable by 2025.

Click here to download our 25th anniversary report What does it take to clean a river?

Continue to Restoration Action

Continue to Water Quality and Assessment


Stay informed of the latest watershed issues by subscribing to our free email updates & event announcements.



Upcoming Events

Heron thinking of beer

Watershed Wednesday

Happy Hour Jan 24

Read More