Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

If you've been following our series of Anacostia River Mussel Power blog posts, then you are aware that we are engaging K-12 students in our mussel restoration work!  At seven…
The D.C. Water Clean Rivers Project is a crucial achievement in restoring the Anacostia River, but funding the project through the Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge (CRIAC) has become controversial. …
Are you interested in learning about the plants and animals that live in and around the Anacostia River?  Are you looking for ways to get involvedin local, hands-on work to…
When AWS began our work 30 years ago, few people would have considered the Anacostia River an enjoyable destination for viewing wildlife and local plants! Today, as the river has…
Our Saturday Environmental Academy (SEA) is currently accepting students for our Spring 2019 program! Don't know much about SEA? SEA is a free, weekend-based, out-of-school-time environmental education program for middle school students. The…
We have been saying that mussels are river filters and that they help clean the water. But, what do scientists say about that? Let's find out! Even though the science…
This week we had the pleasure of hosting educators from Bladensburg High School, Fairmont Heights High School, and Parkdale High School, as well as representatives from the William S. Schmidt…
It's that time of year again! We are busy planning our summer 2019 Maryland Master Naturalist program!  This year's program will take place on Saturdays from 8:30am - 4:00pm; from…
Happy New Year! In 2018, volunteering was critical to make this project a reality. Whether it was for building mussel baskets, exclosures, monitoring, or for general maintenance, volunteers played a…
Freshwater mussels were once highly diverse and abundant throughout the country. Especially on the east coast and the deep south, in that vast Coastal Plain region full of streams, rivers…
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