DC: Anacostia Riverkeeper

Mappy Hour DC gathered in February at Filson’s new store (1631 14th st NW), to talk with Trey Sherard, a biologist with Anacostia Riverkeeper.

Anacostia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, work and play in its watershed. They advocate for clean river communities and work with fellow Waterkeepers in the Chesapeake Bay Region to protect the waterways and stop pollution.

Trey taught us about the how Anacostia Riverkeeper works to mitigate stormwater runoff, cleans up trash, and protects the river with advocacy efforts to clean up toxic “hot spots”.

Special thanks to Trey, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Filson and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.!

Explore the River


Friday Night Fishing! Catch-and-release family-friendly fishing Friday’s June through August.


Thursday night kayak tours of the Anacostia basin are throughout the summer. Email info@anacostiariverkeeper.org for more information.

Anacostia River Explorers Boat Tours

Get an up-close look at the Anacostia River with a free educational boat tour. Tours run April through November. Email info@anacostiariverkeeper.org for private groups and specific dates.

Join Mappy Hour’s upcoming boat tours! Sign up at the March Mappy Hour or online in April.

Get Involved

Citizen Science: Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring

Starting in May 2019, citizens across DC will conduct weekly water quality monitoring. Volunteers can sign up to help monitor, transport samples or conduct recreational surveys. Training sessions are being held in April.

Check out their upcoming training events here. Have questions? Email monitor@anacostiariverkeeper.org

Trash Clean-Ups

Join Clean Waterways volunteer trash clean-up! The next clean-up is on April 13th.


Anacostia Riverkeeper is a non-profit membership organization. Join as a member or donate here.

Thanks Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. for helping us put together this video to highlight the night.

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