Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

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…
Every organization or project starts with an exercise where leaders ask themselves: “what does success look like?” In the case of the Anacostia River, believe it or not, success looks…

Baby Bluebirds

Our Maryland Master Naturalists have been hard at work this spring monitoring the bluebird boxes they installed last fall at the Confluence Meadow in Bladensburg, and just this week they were…
Thank you so much to everyone who came out for our annual Earth Day Cleanup!  On April 13, volunteers all over the Anacostia Watershed were out in droves to do…
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