Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

Investigating the Decline of Dissolved Oxygen in the Anacostia River
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,…
We're one week into spring, and the Anacostia Watershed is just beginning to bloom!  As we humans adjust to major disruptions in our routines, nature steadfastly keeps to its seasonal…
Hello my friends, First of all, I hope you and your loved ones are in good health and high spirits. The last few days have been a whirlwind, and it's…

World Wetlands Day

February 2 is World Wetlands Day!     The theme this year is wetlands and biodiversity. Here in the urban Anacostia River watershed, we are very lucky to have wetlands protected…
What are vernal pools? Also known as seasonal pools or ephemeral wetlands, vernal pools are fascinating seasonal aquatic habitats that may be thriving in the spring and are usually bone…
In just two years since the Anacostia Watershed Society started running the first Maryland Master Naturalist Program in Prince George's County, we are astonished at how much these lifelong learners have accomplished!…
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