Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

Keeping the Earth Day Tradition Alive

Just six months after our belated 2020 cleanup, the Anacostia Watershed Society Earth Day Cleanup roared back in 2021. Our biggest thanks to our 1,200+ dedicated volunteers who removed nearly…

Rethinking Recycling

Happy Earth Day! 51 years ago today, environmental advocates from many different backgrounds gathered together in an act of protest to speak out against environmental degradation. According to EarthDay.org “Groups…

Explore the Path to a Green Career

Are you curious about the paths you can take to have a job that benefits your environment, your community, and you?  Then check out this Virtual Green Career Fair! There…

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…
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