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.

Special Events
  1. DC Water Watch: Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Training

    April 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. DC Water Watch: Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Training

    April 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Clean Waterways Trash Totals

How much trash have our Clean Waterways volunteers removed from the watershed? So far in 2018, we have removed 8,994 pounds of trash from the Anacostia River and shoreline!


This includes 168 lbs of plastic bottles, 71 lbs of styrofoam, and an additional 3,531 lbs of “other” litter. Our amazing volunteers also removed an additional 5,214 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, bait, and instruction were all provided to make for a great family event! Look for it to start again in June 2018! For more information email:


Watch our video on Friday Night Fishing below:

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!


To find out more about what we do, check out our Youtube channel below: