Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

Open Letter to DOEE About Safe, Accessible, and Equitable Swimming in The Anacostia River

Anacostia Riverkeeper will host the first permitted swim event in the Anacostia River for the general public in over 50 years. This “Splash” event marks a significant milestone in the…

Marvelous Mussel Power!

It’s Mussel May! We’re shell-ebrating these filtering phenoms by highlighting their amazing contributions and our efforts to restore these unsung heroes of the Anacostia River. Freshwater mussels are nature’s water…
Have you ever experienced the calm of a quiet forest? The tranquility of a flowing stream? You’re not alone! May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it is essential to…

A Reason to Be Glad - Springtime Means Shad

As the Spring warm-up is well under-way, so is the annual run of the American Shad! The newly-minted “DC state fish” spends most of its life in the ocean, but…

Reflecting on a watershed year

Some years are about new beginnings, others are about long efforts coming to fruition. At AWS, 2023 has been tremendously exciting, because we’ve seen plenty of both. It has been…

When Can We Swim in the Anacostia River?

Ah, summertime! When life in the DC region slows down just a bit and thoughts turn to family cookouts, vacation escapes, what to do with the kids all day and,…
During the month of May we launched Mussel May Mapping, a collection project on the free iNaturalist application, the goal of the project was to document freshwater mussels and other…
Buzzard Point, Saturday May 6 - The Anacostia Watershed Society, joined by divers from One Ocean Scuba, kicked off Mussel May with an open house and survey that most certainly…
After a very special Earth Day weekend spent with thousands of volunteers throughout the Anacostia River Watershed, the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) had the honor of teaming up with the Washington…
As autumn turned to winter, you may have noticed some of your neighbors chose not to remove the fallen leaves from their yards. You may also have seen “Leave the…
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