Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

For the River

Dear Friends of the Anacostia Watershed Society,  It is with both sadness and gratitude that I announce that after twelve years of service, I am resigning from my position as…
With a decade of data to show for it, the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) is seeing a huge decrease in one of the Anacostia River's previously significant pollutants. Thanks to…

Resiliency wins again with Earth Day in October

Not even a global pandemic could stop Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day volunteers from celebrating Earth Day in October! Despite a six month delay, our Earth Day Cleanup in October…

Gullywasher at the Old Port of Bladensburg

On Thursday, September 10, the DC region was expecting a bit of rain, but we were not expecting a deluge that a localized zone of heavy rain brought to this…
This week we were delighted to spot A224, the first tagged and released mussel from our #MusselPower restoration program that we've seen again in the wild! Spotted Wednesday, August 26,…
Earlier this year, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Anacostia Watershed Society released its 2020 State of the Anacostia River Report. The Anacostia River received a…

Back in the Field Again

One idea capturing the imaginations of many during the coronavirus lockdown is that "nature is healing" with fewer people interacting with the outdoors. Here at the Anacostia Watershed Society, we…
 Could it be?  Are Shad - the DC state fish and a sign of a healthy waterway - really spawning all the way out in the upper reaches of the…

Fifty Years After Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! It’s great to be alive and be on Mother Earth!  Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Fifty years of special recognition has…
At the Anacostia Watershed Society, we are firm believers that you don’t need to travel far or have special equipment to enjoy the outdoors. During these unusual and challenging times,…
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