Who we are.

Anacostia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the Anacostia River and create opportunities for the community to connect to the river.

What we do.

Bring together communities across the watershed to take charge. Work with public and private partners to enact needed policy. Involve local citizen scientists to encourage community “ownership”.

Support our effort!

Clean water and a swimmable, fishable Anacostia River are our goals.  A vibrant new riverfront, economic investment and responsible environmental policy has us closer to that goal. Support our efforts to get there and consider making a donation.

Upcoming Events
  1. From Sea to Shining Sea at The Salt Line

    January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Anacostia Explorers Boat Tour

    March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. Anacostia Explorers Boat Tour

    April 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Clean Waterways Trash Totals

How much trash have our Clean Waterways volunteers removed from the watershed? So far in 2017, we have removed 10,571 pounds of trash from the Anacostia River and shoreline!

This includes 1,692 lbs of plastic bottles, over 836 lbs of glass bottles, 74 lbs of aluminum, 273 lbs of foam litter and an additional 2,704 lbs of “other” litter. Our amazing volunteers also removed an additional 4,992 lbs of bulk items such as tires, car parts, and abandoned furniture.

Friday Night Fishing

500 people attended this free catch and release fishing  during the summer of 2017.  Gear and bait  were provided. Instruction, too. It was a great family event. Look for it to start again in June  2018! For more information email

Watch the Friday Night Fishing movie:

Experience the Anacostia

Please join us for one of the many opportunities we’ve created to help you experience the Anacostia, including fishing, kayaking, powerboat tours, volunteer service or join us for a water-quality monitoring trip!