The Anacostia River watershed extends through suburban Maryland and the District of Columbia and is one of the most densely populated urban watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Investments in major restoration efforts over decades are paying off and enhancing water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and opportunities for recreation, leisure, and adventure.
These efforts have advanced, in part, thanks to the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership (AWRP). The Partnership, led by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), is a consortium of local, state, and federal agencies, environmental organizations, and private citizens working toward a cleaner, healthier watershed.
We share your concern about the Coronavirus. Just like you, we are worried about our health and the health of our loved ones. On top of that, we are also worried about how our lives may be impacted by this extraordinary situation.
Outside recreation is a great way to get exercise and reduce stress. If you go outside, use extreme caution. Here are some tips and information to keep you and others healthy as you enjoy the outdoors (Visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control webpage for the most up to date COVID-19 Virus):
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