Herring in the Anacosita River
Spring Herring Migration

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Spring Herring Migration

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Come To The Anacostia

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Come To The River
#COMETOTHERIVER

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Restoration Progress
Track and view progress toward meeting the Partnership's Restoration Goals.
Track and view progress toward meeting the Partnerships Restoration Goals.

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Restoration Progress

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Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership (AWRP)

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.

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Come to the River Campaign

2018 was Year of the Anacostia (YOTA) – an invitation to honor history, celebrate progress, and enjoy the Anacostia River and Watershed.

COG is collaborating with its members and partners in the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership to continue this initiative, #cometotheAnacostia and #cometotheRiver. The initiative focuses on getting area residents to experience the nature near their neighborhoods and enjoy the many opportunities that the Anacostia offers them. By connecting with the Anacostia Watershed, residents will see the progress gained from restoration efforts and investments. Visit here for additional details.

ANACOSTIA WATERSHED

Learn about the river, watershed and its protection and restoration through maps.

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