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Anacostia Riverkeeper works to shed light on the pollution in the Anacostia Watershed and efforts to clean it up. Check out Anacostia Riverkeeper in the news:


October 5, 2017

FOX 5 volunteers help clean up Anacostia River during 21st Century Fox's Impact Week 2017 - National Geographic explorers crew came out to Kingman Lake, in addition to some Fox 5 volunteers, to clean up over a quarter ton of trash from the water.


September 21, 2017

Lawsuit targets what's going down DC's toilets - "Flushable" wipes might not be so "flushable" after all.... -WTOP


August 18, 2017

Fishing program aims to connect local kids with the Anacostia River - "Recreation may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to the Anacostia River, but one local organization is working to change that perception."-WTOP News Radio


July 5, 2017

Get to know the Anacostia River with this local nonprofit- a day out with the Anacostia Riverkeeper. - "'I would never think to swim in the Anacostia River, but next year you can', so says Trey Sherard the Outreach Coordinator and Staff Biologist of Anacostia Riverkeeper.”- Do DC with kids


May 22, 2017

D.C. Water Debuts a New Fleet of 'Skimmers' Designed to Keep The Anacostia Clean -“There’s really a need for these guys,” said Emily Franc, the riverkeeper at the nonprofit Anacostia Riverkeeper. Anacostia Riverkeeper is an advocacy organization working to restore the river.”-The Washington Post


May 5, 2017

Anacostia River improving, but still unsafe for swimming - "The Anacostia River is getting cleaner, and its prospects for the future look good – especially after 2018. But the river's health still gets a failing grade this year, according to the latest report card from the Anacostia Watershed Society."-WAMU


April 20, 2017

Community Church Hosts Forum on Anacostia's health - “Biologist Trey Sherard will discuss in particular a measure Community Church Hosts Forum on Anacostia’s Health by Carol Griffith that can be undertaken in homes, houses of worship and businesses: the installation of a rain barrel or cistern.”-Greenbelt Paper


April 19, 2017

Honoring our sacred rivers with Anacostia Riverkeeper Emily Franc -”The last thing to happen that day was Emily Franc the Anacostia riverkeeper took about 8 of us on a boat ride on the Anacostia to check out our ceremony space for the April 28th ceremony. It was awesome to take a ride down the river. We got a little tour of the river and the nature around it and city. Got to see Osprey and ducks and the most amazing sunset.”- The Life and Times of Ice


March 2, 2017

What exactly is a trash wheel, and does the Anacostia need one? - Picture it: It’s 2022 and you’re gazing out at the Anacostia River in Buzzard Point, near D.C. United’s new stadium and a revitalized waterfront. As you stand there, a heap of old chip bags, paper cups, plastic and other debris floats down the waterway.”-Dcist


February 25, 2017

A scourge of the EPA takes over the EPA - The Anacostia, which empties into the Potomac close to the Capitol, was once a slow-flowing garbage dump; on a recent sunny afternoon, hardly a soda can or plastic bag ruffled its sluggish brown surface, over which cormorants fizzed like arrows, rigid with intent. They are a sign that the river’s ravaged fish stocks are beginning to recover. But you still wouldn’t want to eat them.”- Economist 


May 3, 2016

Interview with Trey Sherard ( Anacostia Riverkeeper Organization) -”Right now, the Anacostia River is still very polluted, facing 5 big challenges: sediment, trash, toxic chemicals, sewage, and stormwater. However, almost all these challenges not only have plans in place now, but action on the ground towards accomplishing those plans.”- D.C. Water pollution Cleanup


March 24, 2016

Boat Tours Explore Anacostia - “The Anacostia may not be the first river that you think of when you think of Washington, D.C. But the District's other river offers abundant wetlands, improving wildlife habitats, rich history -- and now you can see that for yourself on new boat tours.”- NBC Washington

WTOP - August 9, 2013

On Anacostia, some don’t catch tainted-fish warning


Washington Post - December 17, 2012

Thousands eat Anacostia fish despite health risks, warnings   


WTOP - November 16, 2012                                                                                                                         

Thousands could be eating contaminated Anacostia fish 


Southern Maryland Online - December 2, 2012                                                                                                                                           


Fishing the Forgotten River in the Nation's Capital


National Geographic Online - July 12, 2012                                                                                      

Do Plastic Bags Help the Environment?


Anacostia Riverkeeper dicusses the DC Bag Fee with Host Michel Martin of NPR's "Tell Me More,"  June 5, 2012  NEmerald Planet

Unfinished Business: The Environment 40 Years After Earth Day
Washington Post - February 2, 2009

DC Bag Tax Takes Effect January 1
Fox 5 Channel News - December 29, 2009

Byproducts of Urban Life Smother Chesapeake Bay
NPR's "All Things Considered," - December 24, 2009

Our Region’s Riverkeepers
The Kojo Nnamdi Show - July 9, 2009

Troubled Waters Series: Anacostia Riverkeeper

Anacostia River
Fox 5 Morning News