Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

Right Idea/Wrong Track

The State of Maryland is working with the Federal Railroad Administration to study the feasibility and potential environmental impacts of a new, high-speed rail system that connects DC and Baltimore…

A Year of Immersion

This is the year of the Anacostia! 2018 will be a watershed year for the river (pun intended). The DC Council introduced a resolution to declare 2018 as "The Year of the…

Storm Drain Murals of 2017

Storm drains are the fast lane for our urban stormwater to reach the Anacostia River. And when that drain looks just like a curb, it can be hard to remember…
View of the Anacostia River and RFK Stadium from August 2017. As communities around the country scrambled to pitch themselves to Amazon for a potential second headquarters (HQ2), the District…
This blog post is a round-up of the wetland restoration posts that appeared on the Anacostia Watershed Society Facebook page through the summer. The slideshow video below shows you all…
Development in the Watershed: Our Approach
Development in the Watershed: Our Approach General Principles As economic growth drives redevelopment in the Anacostia watershed, the choice is never between some development and no development, it’s between good…
This spring the Anacostia Watershed Society had the pleasure of working with more than 600 students from 13 different schools across the watershed! As participants in AWS’s Rice Rangers program, these students carefully…

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…
The District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) released a draft report on the first phase of the investigation into Anacostia River sediments on March 18, 2016 for public comment. The findings…

To Levee or Not to Levee?

In the aftermath of any hurricane there is discussion about what worked, what didn’t work, and what can be improved. One of the frequent topics of discussion is levees and…
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