Anacostia Watershed Society Blog

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…
Understanding the Anacostia’s Water Quality Report Card During Earth Month AWS released the second annual State of the Anacostia River report card. The river received an overall water quality score…
As part of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps mini grant project, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, volunteers helped plant 85 native shrubs this month at Magruder Park located in Hyattsville,…
It's all about Emerald Ash Borers (Agrilus planipennis) also know as EABs, a ruthless insect invader from eastern Russia, northern China, Japan, and Korea.  How did it get here?  It's…
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