We regularly provide a progress update on the Anacostia River in part to create accountability for decision makers entrusted with the health of the river. This report card is your guide to how well our communities, environmental groups, and governments are meeting the goal of a fishable and swimmable Anacostia River, per the terms of the Clean Water Act. Provided here is a summary of the scientific data we have analyzed so that citizens and public officials can better understand the current state of the Anacostia River.
Our 2014 Report Card continues the grade of F for water quality conditions that must be overcome for the Anacostia to become healthy.
The Overall Effort and Commitment of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector to clean up and restore the river has earned a C- in 2014.
For the 25th Anniversary of the Anacostia Watershed Society we have published a 12-page State of the River report: What does it take to clean a river? This special report chronicles the people, stories and work to clean the river, and what is required for it to become fishable and swimmable by 2025.