Welcome to the Anacostia Watershed

The Anacostia Watershed Society has one ambition.  We want the Anacostia River—the other river flowing through our nations capital—to be a clean and healthy place to live and visit once more. You can help us turn this dream into reality. Find out how you can help today!



Help us save the river right now! Click here to learn about the many ways you can support our work.


Latest News!


"Boat Tours Explore Anacostia River" AWS leading free boat tours -  NBC Washington Channel 4




We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that will engage your hands, your head, and your heart in the protection and restoration of our local lands and water.

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