Upcoming Discovery Series Recreation Events
Whether you’re a lifetime resident or brand new to the region, there’s always something to discover on the Anacostia River! The Anacostia Watershed Society hosts recreation activities every Thursday evening and some Saturdays of every month from May - October. As part of the Anacostia River Discovery Series, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Anacostia River, observe wildlife in their natural habitats, and get out on the water.
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Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Anacostia River on a guided canoe tour as part of the Anacostia River Explorers program. Your guide will lead these one or two hour trips and participants will paddle with the group in Anacostia Watershed Society supplied canoes. You will see area wildlife and stunning views of Washington, DC. Registration is required and limited for these events.
Motorized Boat Tours
Explore the river while riding in one of our open-air motorized boats as part of the Anacostia River Explorers program. Anacostia Watershed Society staff will take participants on a one or two hour tour of the river while discussing natural and cultural history along with restoration efforts. You will experience the joy of being out on the water while observing this beautiful local area. Registration is required and limited for these events.
For all events, all participants under the age of 18 must be in a boat with an adult. Canoe tours are limited to 14 people, and 10 people for motorized boat tours, with a limit of 4 people per registration. Participants must arrive wearing a face mask. AWS has personal flotation devices for children of all ages (including infants).