Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

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!…
We had a pretty successful year growing our mussels in the river! Almost 8,000 mussels were released into the Anacostia River between September and October, some of them were tagged…
Three cheers to our 2019 trash-sorting challengers!  Over the course of 2019, nearly 100 volunteers worked with us on one of our most critical jobs: maintaining and sorting the trash and…

"Hey, what's that . . . coyote scat?!"

Early on a chilly morning last week, the education team was preparing for a full day of programming with students participating in our SONG Program, when we encountered an unsually…
The numerous benefits of environmental education and quality outdoor time for children have been researched and proven, time and again (read more here, here, here, and here if interested).  However, on…
The Countdown to 2025 reception on Monday, September 16, was a spectacular evening!  More than 200 guests mingled at District Wineryand with the gorgeous weather, everyone could enjoy the spectacular…
By: Jenny Glenn, Maryland Master Naturalist There are many surprising species that make Heritage Island and Kingman Island near RFK Stadium their home. A casual walk along the paths might…
This spring, our Rice Rangers program celebrated it's 15th anniversary!  Since 2004, we've been working with students to restore the wetlands along the Anacostia River.  The program has had various…
Photo taken in August of 2018. These mussels were fresh from the Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery in Charles City, VA. The photo was taken right before deployment in floating…
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