Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

Our freshwater mussel restoration project is up to a great start! We will tell the story on a series of blog posts, so, stay tuned! On August 21st (2018) we…
The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) and the Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association (LRCA) are seeking artists to create designs and paint murals on a total of 3 storm drains in Lamond-Riggs. The…
The Anacostia Watershed Society is excited to present the 2018 Anacostia River Heroes!  These inspiring individuals were nominated by the friends and neighbors for putting forth extraordinary effort to protect and…
Every ten years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts us. But who counts the animals and plants that share the world with us?  During a BioBlitz, you can! This September 6-9,…
How does your garden grow? Does it delight you with beautiful blossoms and scents? Does it provide habitat for pollinators and other wildlife? Perhaps it yields fresh, homegrown vegetables? In…
This wonderful post is republished with permission from The ART of WARd 8, a blog run by watershed resident Charles Wilson. Click here to read the original on his blog.…
The Anacostia Watershed Society is working to restore the Anacostia to a fishable and swimmable river by 2025, but we cannot do it alone! Help us recognize the heroes in…
The Anacostia River's passing grade on our State of the River Report Card has been making the rounds in our local media. Washington Post "After 10 years of flunking, Anacostia River passes…

Moving our Mussels

The mussel work has begun! We are partnering with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office and the University of MD in their project to deploy young…
On April 21, 2018, thousands of Anacostia Watershed Society volunteers mobilized to work together for a cleaner Anacostia River. At 37 different sites along neighborhood parks, streams, and creeks, passionate…
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