Anacostia River Explorers Boat Tour
Aug
19
5:30 PM17:30

Anacostia River Explorers Boat Tour

  • Anacostia Park - Aquatic Resources Education Center (map)
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Come to the River!

Explore the Anacostia River while riding in one of the Anacostia Watershed Society’s open-air boats as part of the Anacostia River Explorers program. Anacostia Watershed Society staff will take participants on a one or two hour tour of the river while discussing natural and cultural history along with restoration efforts. You will experience the joy of being out on the water while observing this beautiful local area.

Please note that for these events we invite groups of four or fewer. If you are interested in bringing a larger group please email info@anacostiaws.org for more information.

There are a limited number of spaces of this trip and registration is required. You must complete a registration for every person who plans to attend, including children or family members. If you register, please let us know ASAP if you're no longer able to attend so other community members can attend.

If you have any physical limitations or differences please let us know so we can discuss potential accommodations.

What to bring:

  • Reusable water bottle filled with water

  • Sunscreen is recommended

  • Hat and Sunglasses

This event is full.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST

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Anacostia River Explorers Boat Tour
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Anacostia River Explorers Boat Tour

Join Anacostia River Explorers to learn about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions helping it realize its full potential. These free, guided boat tours are funded by the District’s disposable bag fee. Public tours are offered each month and capped at 20 people per trip. Want to reserve your own trip? Email info@anacostiariverkeeper.org to book yours today!

Sign up HERE

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Last FREE Friday Night Fishing
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Last FREE Friday Night Fishing

Friday Night Fishing returns every Friday night from June 28 - August 23 on the dock at Diamond Teague Park! It is the perfect opportunity for new anglers, or those who are just looking for a good time on the Anacostia!

Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Earth Conservation Corps supply the rods, the bait, and the instruction.

Friday Night Fishing is completely FREE and is open to ALL AGES. However, those 16 and older are required to have a fishing license which can be purchased for the whole year here: https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license

The program takes place on the dock at Diamond Teague Park, directly across from Nationals Stadium! There is no parking, however, the closest metro stop is the Navy Yard - Green Line.

Anacostia Riverkeeper's sponsors for Friday Night Fishing are Capitol Hill Community Foundation and Chloe restaurant.

To learn more about the Anacostia Riverkeeper, go here: https://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org/
To learn more about the Earth Conservation Corps, go here: www.earthconservationcorps.org

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“Dance to the Future”  - Late Skate in Anacostia Park
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

“Dance to the Future” - Late Skate in Anacostia Park

Dance to the Future!

Held on selected Saturday evenings, the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative and the National Park Service host FREE community events featuring skate rentals, music, a live DJ, arts and crafts and other activities. 

These Late Skate events are reminiscent of the 1968 “Summer in the Parks” programs which connected urban residents with parks through music, or nature activities and sports. A special display about Summer in the Parks will be featured at each event.  Bring your charcoal grill and cooler and spend an evening!

In addition to skating, this evening will feature hand dancing, DJ Spirit, live music by the band “Bela Donna,” and park visions for the future.

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Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting
Aug
27
11:00 AM11:00

Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting

The Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC) was established in 1983 as a volunteer, membership consortium of organizations and individuals involved with the revitalization of Anacostia and its adjacent neighborhoods. Founded to organize community support for getting the Anacostia Metro Station built, the ACC has expanded to address a large amount of issues that face the community.

ACC is involved in information gathering and sharing, networking, advocacy and community organizing.

Since its inception, ACC has welcomed over 1,000 guest speakers to its monthly meetings to discuss some of the community's most pressing issues and to share important information pertaining to the community.

ACC Monthly Meetings
occur every LAST Tuesday of the month (except December).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our traditional meeting place, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, will be undergoing modernization and upgrades. Because of this, from March through November of 2019, ACC will be meeting at:

Martha's Table at the Commons
2375 Elvans Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020
(near Moten ES or near the Panorama Room at Our Lady of Perpetual Help).

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Anacostia River Discovery Series Nature Hike - Mammals
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Anacostia River Discovery Series Nature Hike - Mammals

Come to the River!

This event is part of the Anacostia Watershed Society’s summer series giving you the opportunity to explore your Anacostia River.

Please read all of the following information closely before registering.

Come discover your Anacostia River by joining AWS for our Thursday evening Anacostia River Discovery Series! This event will feature a guided nature walk with AWS scientists where you'll learn about the river's mammals, as featured in our new Beginner's Field Guide to the Anacostia River! This event requires standing and walking on uneven surfaces for extended periods of time.

There are a limited number of spaces of this trip and registration is required. You must complete a registration for every person who plans to attend, including children or family members. If you find out that you cannot attend the event you registered for,  please let us know ASAP so other community members can attend.

If you have any physical limitations or differences please let us know by emailing info@anacostiaws.org so we can discuss potential accommodations.

What to bring:

  • Reusable water bottle filled with water

  • Sunscreen is recommended

  • Hat and Sunglasses

  • Closed-toed shoes

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Tales and Trails: History of Anacostia park
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Tales and Trails: History of Anacostia park

  • Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Rd SE Washington, DC (map)
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Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association Trail Ranger team and National Park Service for a dynamic guided history tour of Anacostia River Trail in Anacostia Park and explore the entire history of the park from the prehistoric era to the present day. Stories of ornithologists, Civil Rights leaders, environmental activists as well as the famous and infamous make this tour one to remember!

Meet at the intersection of Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Rd SE.

Additional Details:

There will be ASL interpretation.

We’re bringing extra water and snacks but please bring a water bottle, helmet and a working bicycleIt truly is a three hour event so plan ahead for your food and water needs! For insurance purposes, WABA requires helmets on all of our rides. We will be in the sun for most of the ride so please wear sunscreen, dress appropriately and bring plenty of water. Bring more food if you need more to keep going before lunch.

We will be primarily on trails and this will be a no-drop social pace ride primarily focused on history. We will be starting promptly at 10:00am to make sure we end on time – lots of history to cover! We’ll also reimburse you for your usage fees if you use Capital Bikeshare for the ride.

If you are no longer able to make it, please let me know at ursula.sandstrom@waba.org. We want to make sure that all of our allotted spots are filled – turns out it is a popular ride!

Should there be substantial rain, the ride will be rescheduled.

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50 States Bike Ride
Sep
7
7:00 AM07:00

50 States Bike Ride

  • 2700 Adams Mill Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
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The 50 States Ride is an urban adventure by bicycle, and a crowning achievement for many area bicyclists. The goal is to bike on every “state street” in the District.

It can be a tough ride, but with good company—and, you have the chance to make friends in every state! This ride is a community event where riders encourage one another and share in the feeling of biking through our nation’s capital.

The ride is a fundraiser for the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and has a registration fee. If the fee would prevent you from participating, you can email events@waba.org and request a discount code for the event. You can also earn a free WABA membership by volunteering three times at events. (Volunteer signup for marshals and other 50 States roles is here.)

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Anacostia Adopt-a-Block Cleanup
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Anacostia Adopt-a-Block Cleanup

Description: Volunteers will help the Anacostia Watershed Society with a trash cleanup at our Historical Anacostia Adopt-a- Block site! By participating in this event, volunteers will help us to cleanup the community and prevent trash from going into the Anacostia River.

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting Location: We will meet outside Journey Anacostia, an art museum, located at: 1201 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 (Map)

Physical Requirements: This event will likely involve lifting, bending, and walking. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.

Registration is required. Please register at least 2 days prior to the event date you chose to volunteer in order to receive additional information regarding proper clothing, etc. 

For more information, contact Emily Castelli at ecastelli2@anacostiaws.org or call 301-699-6204 x103.

Click here to register

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Anacostia Library Bike Clinic
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Anacostia Library Bike Clinic

Volunteers from Gearin' Up Bicycles and The Bike House will provide free bike repair clinics at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Bike repair clinics are educational and designed to TEACH YOU how to repair and maintain your bike - bring your bike (limit of 1 adult bike or 2 children's bikes per customer) AND a willingness to learn, get your hands a little dirty and walk away with new, empowering skills. The Washington Area Bicycle Association, DC Safe Routes to School and the Metropolitan Police Department will be providing support, bike safety information and creative activities at each clinic.

Saturday 6/22, 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 7/20, 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 9/7, 12 - 2:30 p.m.

These programs are made possible with support from DDOT Vision Zero, the DC Public Library Foundation, and the Friends of the Anacostia Neighborhood Library.

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Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Anacostia River Discovery Series Paddle Night

Come to the River!

This event is part of the Anacostia Watershed Society’s summer series giving you the opportunity to explore your Anacostia River. Please read all of the following information closely before registering.

Come discover your Anacostia River by joining AWS for a paddle night at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, a beautiful park situated near the original historical port of Bladensburg. Just south of the confluence of the North East and North West Branches of the Anacostia River, from this site you can explore the most suburban launch point of the river. There is a covered pavilion, picnic benches, and playgrounds, so it's an ideal location for a summer evening with your family and friends. 

Please note this event is first-come first-served, so come early for a better chance of getting out on the water!

There are a limited number of spaces of this trip and registration is required. You must complete a registration for every person who plans to attend, including children or family members. If you find out that you cannot attend the event you registered for,  please let us know ASAP so other community members can attend.

Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to contact us directly about setting up a tour.

If you have any physical limitations or differences please let us know by emailing info@anacostiaws.org so we can discuss potential accommodations.

What to bring:

  • Reusable water bottle filled with water

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat and sunglasses

  • Sealable bag to put your phone in during the trip

  • Dry bag for your item, if you have one

  • Shoes that can get damp

  • Towel in case you get a little splashed

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Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting

The Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC) was established in 1983 as a volunteer, membership consortium of organizations and individuals involved with the revitalization of Anacostia and its adjacent neighborhoods. Founded to organize community support for getting the Anacostia Metro Station built, the ACC has expanded to address a large amount of issues that face the community.

ACC is involved in information gathering and sharing, networking, advocacy and community organizing.

Since its inception, ACC has welcomed over 1,000 guest speakers to its monthly meetings to discuss some of the community's most pressing issues and to share important information pertaining to the community.

ACC Monthly Meetings
occur every LAST Tuesday of the month (except December).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our traditional meeting place, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, will be undergoing modernization and upgrades. Because of this, from March through November of 2019, ACC will be meeting at:

Martha's Table at the Commons
2375 Elvans Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020
(near Moten ES or near the Panorama Room at Our Lady of Perpetual Help).

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National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

National Public Lands Day Volunteer Event

Organized each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day promotes the connection between people and the environment by inviting everyone to get outside.

Every day, natural disasters and extreme weather, human activities, and a host of other factors take their toll on our public lands, threatening the health and wellbeing of the people and wildlife who depend on them. Public land managers, volunteers, and others who steward these special places work tirelessly to restore these areas, make them more resilient to future threats, and ensure that people and wildlife continue to enjoy them for years to come.

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Anacostia Coordinating Council's 35th Anniversary Boat Trip
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Anacostia Coordinating Council's 35th Anniversary Boat Trip

  • 600 Water Street Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States (map)
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The Anacostia Coordinating Council will be turning 35 years old this year and celebrating with a fundraiser party aboard the Spirit of Washington.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

ACC ANNIVERSARY BOAT RIDE
$100.00 per person
(Partially tax-deductible)

Inquiries & tickets:
202-889-4900 or acc01@aol.com

SEE OLD FRIENDS
MAKE NEW FRIENDS Make checks payable to:
TIME FOR SHARING Anacostia Coordinating Council
TIME FOR NETWORKING 2401 Shannon Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020-5819

SHUTTLE BUS DEPARTS FROM WATERFRONT METRO STATION at 10:30 a.m.

(Please note: Boat will begin boarding at 10:30 a.m., and departs from the dock at 11:00 a.m.)

Or walk to dock from Metro. Paid parking available in vicinity.
Cruise along the Anacostia River on the

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Volunteer Event - Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Event - Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Join the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on Saturday, October 26 for a volunteer service event! You will spend the morning removing invasive plants, collecting litter and working on other park-beautification projects.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Registration opens at 8:30am, please arrive no later than 8:45am.

WHERE: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, Washington, DC 20019. By Car: Enter the park at the Anacostia Ave entrance to access the free visitors parking lot. By Metro: Kenilworth is accessible via the Deanwood Metro stop (orange line).

WHAT: Volunteers will spend the morning removing invasive plants, picking up trash and working on other park projects. The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly and plan to work outside.

BRING WITH YOU: Be prepared to work outside! Please wear closed-toe shoes and weather-appropriate clothes. Please also bring your own water bottle and sunscreen.

OTHER: We encourage families and students to join us. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, parent or guardian. This event is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours.

DONATIONS: Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We work alongside the National Park Service to maintain the park. Our volunteer events are free but we appreciate all donations. You can make a donation by selecting the “donate” ticket when you register here on Eventbrite, or drop some cash in our donation box inside the park’s visitor center when you come to volunteer.

QUESTIONS: Contact David Drawbaugh, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, at david@fokag.org or 202-695-0352.

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Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting

The Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC) was established in 1983 as a volunteer, membership consortium of organizations and individuals involved with the revitalization of Anacostia and its adjacent neighborhoods. Founded to organize community support for getting the Anacostia Metro Station built, the ACC has expanded to address a large amount of issues that face the community.

ACC is involved in information gathering and sharing, networking, advocacy and community organizing.

Since its inception, ACC has welcomed over 1,000 guest speakers to its monthly meetings to discuss some of the community's most pressing issues and to share important information pertaining to the community.

ACC Monthly Meetings
occur every LAST Tuesday of the month (except December).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our traditional meeting place, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, will be undergoing modernization and upgrades. Because of this, from March through November of 2019, ACC will be meeting at:

Martha's Table at the Commons
2375 Elvans Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020
(near Moten ES or near the Panorama Room at Our Lady of Perpetual Help).

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Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting
Nov
26
11:00 AM11:00

Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting

The Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC) was established in 1983 as a volunteer, membership consortium of organizations and individuals involved with the revitalization of Anacostia and its adjacent neighborhoods. Founded to organize community support for getting the Anacostia Metro Station built, the ACC has expanded to address a large amount of issues that face the community.

ACC is involved in information gathering and sharing, networking, advocacy and community organizing.

Since its inception, ACC has welcomed over 1,000 guest speakers to its monthly meetings to discuss some of the community's most pressing issues and to share important information pertaining to the community.

ACC Monthly Meetings
occur every LAST Tuesday of the month (except December).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our traditional meeting place, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, will be undergoing modernization and upgrades. Because of this, from March through November of 2019, ACC will be meeting at:

Martha's Table at the Commons
2375 Elvans Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020
(near Moten ES or near the Panorama Room at Our Lady of Perpetual Help).

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FREE Friday Night Fishing
Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

FREE Friday Night Fishing

Friday Night Fishing returns every Friday night from June 28 - August 23 on the dock at Diamond Teague Park! It is the perfect opportunity for new anglers, or those who are just looking for a good time on the Anacostia!

Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Earth Conservation Corps supply the rods, the bait, and the instruction.

Friday Night Fishing is completely FREE and is open to ALL AGES. However, those 16 and older are required to have a fishing license which can be purchased for the whole year here: https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license

The program takes place on the dock at Diamond Teague Park, directly across from Nationals Stadium! There is no parking, however, the closest metro stop is the Navy Yard - Green Line.

Anacostia Riverkeeper's sponsors for Friday Night Fishing are Capitol Hill Community Foundation and Chloe restaurant.

To learn more about the Anacostia Riverkeeper, go here: https://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org/
To learn more about the Earth Conservation Corps, go here: www.earthconservationcorps.org

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Freshwater Mussel Restoration Workday
Aug
15
9:00 AM09:00

Freshwater Mussel Restoration Workday

Description: Volunteers will help AWS with our LAST Freshwater Mussel Restoration Workday at 7 different sites throughout the Anacostia River Watershed! In 2015, we started surveying the native species of freshwater mussels in the Anacostia River to understand their diversity and abundance. In 2018 we started a mussel propagation project partnering with a mussel hatchery run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Virginia collecting local broodstock from the Anacostia River. Volunteers are critical to keep this project going and to meet our goal of enhancing mussel populations to increase their water filtration capacity to help clean our river. Mussel restoration workdays involve building, installing or maintaining the floating baskets where we culture our mussels or other protective structures associated with the baskets; and monitoring the growth and survival of the mussels on a monthly basis. This will be the LAST freshwater mussel restoration workday before we release the mussels into their new home in the river bed at Kingman Lake and Kenilworth Lake in September!

Note: This event is weather dependent

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Meeting Location: For this Mussel Restoration Workday, we will split into 4 groups to go to 7 different sites. During registration, you will have the opportunity to select which group you would like to be a part of:

  • Group 1: If you are in group 1 you will only need to worry about getting to one location. The two sites you will work at will be at the same address.

  • Meeting Spot: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Pond: 1550 Anacostia Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20019 (map)

    • The Deanwood Metro Station is also 0.5 miles away from this location (about an 11 minute walk)

    • Parking is available at this location

  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens/Kenilworth Park Tidal: 1550 Anacostia Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20019 (map)

    • This site is located nearby to the meeting spot, so transportation will not be required to get to the second site.

  • Group 2: Volunteers in group 2 will only need to worry about getting to one location:

    • Meeting Spot: Bladensburg Waterfront Park: 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710 (map)

      • There is ample parking available

      • This site can be accessed by car, bus (Metrobus: T18, T14, F8), or bike trail

  • Group 3: Volunteers in group 3 will need a method of transportation to get to both Kingman sites.

  • Meeting Spot: Kingman Marsh: 2556 Benning Road NE, Washington, DC 20002 (map)

    • We will be meeting in the parking lot of the driving range of the Langston Golf Course. Please do NOT park in the main parking lot for the Golf Course!!

    • If you are headed west on Benning Road into the city, you will take a right into the driving range parking lot before the entrance to the Golf Course. The turn for the driving range parking lot is located before the Metro crosses above Benning Road (if you are headed west)

  • Kingman Island: Volunteers will follow AWS staff as they drive across the street to get to the wooden bridge where the other mussel baskets are located.

  • Group 4: Volunteers in group 4 will need a method of transportation to get to their two sites.

  • Meeting Spot: AWS Floating Office: 1301 Water Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 (map)

    • Some parking is available at this location

    • The Potomac Ave Metro Station is 1 mile away from this location (about a 20 minute walk)

  • Capital SUP: 1492 4th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 (map)

    • Paid parking available nearby

    • The Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro Station is 0.4 miles away from this location (about an 8 minute walk)

Physical Requirements: This event will likely involve lifting, bending, and walking in mud wearing boots or waders. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. These events may not be suitable for those with health issues. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.

Registration is required. Please register at least 2 days prior to the event date you chose to volunteer in order to receive additional information regarding proper clothing, etc. 

For more information, contact Emily Castelli at ecastelli2@anacostiaws.org or call 301-699-6204 x103.

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Anacostia River Explorers Boat Tour
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Anacostia River Explorers Boat Tour

Join Anacostia River Explorers to learn about the Anacostia River’s history, wildlife, the environmental threats it faces, and the solutions helping it realize its full potential. These free, guided boat tours are funded by the District’s disposable bag fee. Public tours are offered each month and capped at 20 people per trip. Want to reserve your own trip? Email info@anacostiariverkeeper.org to book yours today!

Sign up HERE

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Lily Ponds Live! Concert
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Lily Ponds Live! Concert

The Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens invite you to attend the second Lily Ponds Live Concert of the season on Saturday, August 10 from 5-7pm where we can celebrate YOU, our visitors, generous supporters, volunteers, and partners for all that you do to support Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens! 

There will be live music , food, and games for kids.

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Who can come: Everyone!

What should I bring: We will be outside! Please bring a chair, blanket, picnic, and all your family and friends.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event: Please park in the parking lot at the Aquatic Gardens at 1550 Anacostia Ave NE. If the lot is full, street parking is available.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions: Please contact Maya Douglas at maya@fokag.org.

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Want to help out at the event?

You can register as a volunteer! Here's what you can do to help out: set up before and clean up after (5-6 people needed), help at the food stations (3-4 people needed). Volunteer roles will be assigned before the event begins so please arrive by 4:30pm. If you want to help, please register as an individual volunteer on Eventbrite.

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Lotus Canoe Trip
Aug
10
3:00 PM15:00

Lotus Canoe Trip

  • Bridge Between Kingman Island and Heritage Island (map)
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Join Living Classrooms for a canoe tour along the Anacostia River! Our destination is to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to peak the Lotus in bloom. Enjoy a peaceful paddle while learning about the history and wildlife of the river and wetlands.

Meet on the bridge between Kingman and Heritage Islands to check in and get geared up. You will be notified by email with details and if the event is cancelled due to weather.

SIGN UP HERE

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FREE Friday Night Fishing
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

FREE Friday Night Fishing

Friday Night Fishing returns every Friday night from June 28 - August 23 on the dock at Diamond Teague Park! It is the perfect opportunity for new anglers, or those who are just looking for a good time on the Anacostia!

Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Earth Conservation Corps supply the rods, the bait, and the instruction.

Friday Night Fishing is completely FREE and is open to ALL AGES. However, those 16 and older are required to have a fishing license which can be purchased for the whole year here: https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license

The program takes place on the dock at Diamond Teague Park, directly across from Nationals Stadium! There is no parking, however, the closest metro stop is the Navy Yard - Green Line.

Anacostia Riverkeeper's sponsors for Friday Night Fishing are Capitol Hill Community Foundation and Chloe restaurant.

To learn more about the Anacostia Riverkeeper, go here: https://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org/
To learn more about the Earth Conservation Corps, go here: www.earthconservationcorps.org

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Kids Marker Sketching at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Marker Sketching at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

During this fun class we will use jumbo markers to sketch in the park! We will top off our art with watercolor pencils. Bring your little ones to participate and create a botanical masterpiece. This class is a hands on art class in which participants will be exposed to the basic principles of drawing. We will work from observation in order to translate botanical objects and space onto a two-dimensional surface. This class is for children ages 6-10.

In August and September, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is hosting 4 artists in short residencies to teach free classes to the public and to work on their own art in the park. We would like to invite you to check out the classes coming up this week. All are free and advanced registration by phone is required. You may reserve up to 4 spaces per person by calling (202) 692-6080. Weather permitting all classes will be taught outdoors.

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Can DC Take the Heat?
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Can DC Take the Heat?

If you’ve spent a summer in D.C., you know that heat can constitute anything from an annoyance to a crisis. In fact, extreme heat is the most widespread and deadly weather-related hazard in the United States, and it is worsening due to both climate change and urban development patterns.

The Urban Land Institute is hosting a panel from the public and private sectors to hear how extreme heat is addressed in the new Resilient D.C. Strategy and how extreme heat can be mitigated through sustainable design and urban planning. The discussion will focus on how the District is keeping residents safe from extreme heat by mitigating the effects of climate change and preparing for the future.

Panelists:

Kevin Bush, Chief Resilience Officer, D.C. Office of Resilience
Kate Johnson, Chief, Green Building and Climate, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment
Kristin Baja, Climate Resilience Officer, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Ayisha Swann, Development Associate, JBG Smith

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How a Park Can Prevent Cultural Gentrification - Webinar
Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

How a Park Can Prevent Cultural Gentrification - Webinar

Irfana Jetha Noorani is the Deputy Director of the 11th Street Bridge Park project with Building Bridges Across the River, a member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative. She will be featured in an upcoming national webinar on August 7 at 1:00 PM titled, “How a Park Can Prevent Cultural Gentrification.”

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Kickstart in the Park - Fitness Warmup and 3k
Aug
3
7:30 AM07:30

Kickstart in the Park - Fitness Warmup and 3k

Black Girl Health presents Kickstart in the Park! The event includes a fitness warm-up and 3k run at Anacostia Park. In addition, there will be athleta giveways and clothing discounts for participants, and an opportunity to become a Black Girl Health member. Come start your morning off right with us!

AGENDA:

7:30-7:45 check-in registration

7:45-8:00 welcome

8:00- runner warm up / mini full body workout with Tiffany Forte'

8:00-9:00- 3k run / with Marita Gumbs

9:00- return

9:00-9:45 celebrate/ raffles/ closing remarks

10:00- End of Event


HEADS UP

Runners please start hydrating on Thursday to prevent dehydration during run on Saturday!

-Ice cold towels will be provided for runners who feel faint (limited supply)

-Hydration tablets available at check in to drop in water

-water and snacks provided

-water will be provided but it’s strongly suggested to bring your own water bottle

PRICING

Registration for the fitness pop up is $15 dollars. If you are a Black Girl Health member registration is discounted to $10. If you're interested in becoming a member and get discounts to all monthly pop up events, clothing, at home recipes and fitness workouts, and more, go to : membership@blackgirlhealth.com.

LAST NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE, CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN THE PARK

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FREE Friday Night Fishing
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

FREE Friday Night Fishing

Friday Night Fishing returns every Friday night from June 28 - August 23 on the dock at Diamond Teague Park! It is the perfect opportunity for new anglers, or those who are just looking for a good time on the Anacostia!

Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Earth Conservation Corps supply the rods, the bait, and the instruction.

Friday Night Fishing is completely FREE and is open to ALL AGES. However, those 16 and older are required to have a fishing license which can be purchased for the whole year here: https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license

The program takes place on the dock at Diamond Teague Park, directly across from Nationals Stadium! There is no parking, however, the closest metro stop is the Navy Yard - Green Line.

Anacostia Riverkeeper's sponsors for Friday Night Fishing are Capitol Hill Community Foundation and Chloe restaurant.

To learn more about the Anacostia Riverkeeper, go here: https://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org/
To learn more about the Earth Conservation Corps, go here: www.earthconservationcorps.org

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Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting
Jul
30
11:00 AM11:00

Anacostia Coordinating Council Meeting

The Anacostia Coordinating Council (ACC) was established in 1983 as a volunteer, membership consortium of organizations and individuals involved with the revitalization of Anacostia and its adjacent neighborhoods. Founded to organize community support for getting the Anacostia Metro Station built, the ACC has expanded to address a large amount of issues that face the community.

ACC is involved in information gathering and sharing, networking, advocacy and community organizing.

Since its inception, ACC has welcomed over 1,000 guest speakers to its monthly meetings to discuss some of the community's most pressing issues and to share important information pertaining to the community.

ACC Monthly Meetings
occur every LAST Tuesday of the month (except December).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our traditional meeting place, the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, will be undergoing modernization and upgrades. Because of this, from March through November of 2019, ACC will be meeting at:

Martha's Table at the Commons
2375 Elvans Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020
(near Moten ES or near the Panorama Room at Our Lady of Perpetual Help).

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Public Meeting: Buzzard Point Park
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Public Meeting: Buzzard Point Park

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Join the National Park Service (NPS) in transforming Buzzard Point Park into a welcoming community waterfront that extends the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail (ART). Potential park improvements would provide neighbors and visitors with more open space, recreational opportunities, and ways to enjoy the Anacostia River and its natural beauty. The park, when it's completed, is planned to offer opportunities to walk, run or bike along the ART. A play area would welcome children, lawns would offer expansive views of the river and the Capitol, and a dock would await visitors who come by water.

You are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by the National Park Service on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00 PM at the Southeast Neighborhood Library, 403 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.


Designs:

NPS has introduced two planning concepts based on feedback in the past several years.

Option 1 includes stone riprap along the length of the seawall in the Anacostia River. The stones reinforce and protect the seawall from erosion and storm surge while beautifying the shoreline and providing access to the river. On the landward side of the seawall, a walking trail follows along the edge of the wall in the central section of the park.

Option 2 includes a railing, for safety, placed along the edge of the seawall. No stone riprap would be placed, but instead a walking trail and plaza extending along the water's edge and out over the water. The overlooks would provide sweeping views of the Anacostia River. 



How to submit comments:

If you cannot make it on July 30, 2019 for the public meeting, and NPS strongly encourages those unable to attend to submit their comments via mail or online.  To mail a comment, send a letter before September 9, 2019, addressed to:

Superintendent - National Capital Parks-East
ATTN: Buzzard Point EA
1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020

Please reach out to Michael Commisso, Chief of Resource Management, at 202.690.5160 or (michael_commisso@nps.gov) if you have any additional questions about the project.


Background:

The process to re-imagine Buzzard Point Park began in 2016 when the park engaged the community on a new vision for recreational opportunities and improvements to the park. Since then we have held multiple public planning and information sessions which have ultimately resulted in two planning alternatives. The alternatives in the Environmental Assessment (EA) offer similar park designs, but look at two different options for the shoreline.

In both alternatives, the ART would be extended through the park as a multi-use trail to allow access to recreational features along the trail without inhibiting visitor circulation. The multi-use trail would be situated higher in elevation than the walking trail and continue through the central portion of the park.

The EA will be available on the NPS Planning, Environment & Public Comment website from July 22 to September 9, 2019. http://parkplanning.nps.gov/BuzzardPointPark_EA

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FREE Friday Night Fishing
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

FREE Friday Night Fishing

Friday Night Fishing returns every Friday night from June 28 - August 23 on the dock at Diamond Teague Park! It is the perfect opportunity for new anglers, or those who are just looking for a good time on the Anacostia!

Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Earth Conservation Corps supply the rods, the bait, and the instruction.

Friday Night Fishing is completely FREE and is open to ALL AGES. However, those 16 and older are required to have a fishing license which can be purchased for the whole year here: https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license

The program takes place on the dock at Diamond Teague Park, directly across from Nationals Stadium! There is no parking, however, the closest metro stop is the Navy Yard - Green Line.

Anacostia Riverkeeper's sponsors for Friday Night Fishing are Capitol Hill Community Foundation and Chloe restaurant.

To learn more about the Anacostia Riverkeeper, go here: https://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org/
To learn more about the Earth Conservation Corps, go here: www.earthconservationcorps.org

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Anacostia Library Bike Clinic
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

Anacostia Library Bike Clinic

Volunteers from Gearin' Up Bicycles and The Bike House will provide free bike repair clinics at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library on select Saturdays this summer from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Bike repair clinics are educational and designed to TEACH YOU how to repair and maintain your bike - bring your bike (limit of 1 adult bike or 2 children's bikes per customer) AND a willingness to learn, get your hands a little dirty and walk away with new, empowering skills. The Washington Area Bicycle Association, DC Safe Routes to School and the Metropolitan Police Department will be providing support, bike safety information and creative activities at each clinic.

Saturday 6/22, 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 7/20, 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 9/7, 12 - 2:30 p.m.

These programs are made possible with support from DDOT Vision Zero, the DC Public Library Foundation, and the Friends of the Anacostia Neighborhood Library.

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Lotus Ride Mosey
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Lotus Ride Mosey

Start summer off with a low-key social ride to see the lotuses at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens! Has it been a while since you got your bike out? Never ridden to the trail end because getting around the freeway is unpleasant by yourself? Just want to join folks to get outside? Want to see the lotuses blooming? Washington Area Bicyclist Association Trail Rangers and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation are starting at the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center and riding to the lotuses and back.

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Ward 7 Summer Ride Series: Ride to District Winery
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Ward 7 Summer Ride Series: Ride to District Winery

It’s the middle of summer and somehow you are all out of good ideas of things to do! Not to worry, the 2019 Truckeroo season is in full swing. There are tons of enticing food trucks to explore and enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Let’s GO!

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association will meet you at Randle Circle Park and ride to Truckeroo at the Bullpen at Nats Ballpark. We will ride out at 6:30PM!

Please remember to bring your helmet, water, and ID if you plan to drink alcohol, bike lights and money for food. And just in case you aren’t up for riding all the way back home, we’ll be across the street from the Navy Yard Metro so you can get home safely.

Additional Details: 

This is a one way ride to the Navy Yard Bullpen. The ride is open to anyone who loves to ride a bike and enjoys food from food trucks! The ride is about 3.5 miles mostly flat.

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FREE Friday Night Fishing
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

FREE Friday Night Fishing

Friday Night Fishing returns every Friday night from June 28 - August 23 on the dock at Diamond Teague Park! It is the perfect opportunity for new anglers, or those who are just looking for a good time on the Anacostia!

Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Earth Conservation Corps supply the rods, the bait, and the instruction.

Friday Night Fishing is completely FREE and is open to ALL AGES. However, those 16 and older are required to have a fishing license which can be purchased for the whole year here: https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license

The program takes place on the dock at Diamond Teague Park, directly across from Nationals Stadium! There is no parking, however, the closest metro stop is the Navy Yard - Green Line.

Anacostia Riverkeeper's sponsors for Friday Night Fishing are Capitol Hill Community Foundation and Chloe restaurant.

To learn more about the Anacostia Riverkeeper, go here: https://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org/
To learn more about the Earth Conservation Corps, go here: www.earthconservationcorps.org

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Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

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Anacostia Riverkeeper is conducting a final citizen monitoring training on Tuesday, July 16th.

The training goes from 10 AM - 1 PM at the ECC Pump House across from Nat's Stadium (1520 First St. SE, Washington, DC 20003). There will be an ASL interpreter present at the training.

You will be trained to go out and monitor any of our 22 sites across the District for bacteria, pH, turbidity, and temperature.

Take a look at where our sites are and to see recent data here.

Want more information?

www.anacostiariverkeeper.org

monitor@anacostiariverkeeper.org

Twitter: @AnacostiaRrkper

IG: @AnacostiaRiverkeeper

FB: Anacostia Riverkeeper


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FREE Friday Night Fishing
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

FREE Friday Night Fishing

Friday Night Fishing returns every Friday night from June 28 - August 23 on the dock at Diamond Teague Park! It is the perfect opportunity for new anglers, or those who are just looking for a good time on the Anacostia!

Anacostia Riverkeeper and the Earth Conservation Corps supply the rods, the bait, and the instruction.

Friday Night Fishing is completely FREE and is open to ALL AGES. However, those 16 and older are required to have a fishing license which can be purchased for the whole year here: https://doee.dc.gov/service/get-fishing-license

The program takes place on the dock at Diamond Teague Park, directly across from Nationals Stadium! There is no parking, however, the closest metro stop is the Navy Yard - Green Line.

Anacostia Riverkeeper's sponsors for Friday Night Fishing are Capitol Hill Community Foundation and Chloe restaurant.

To learn more about the Anacostia Riverkeeper, go here: https://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org/
To learn more about the Earth Conservation Corps, go here: www.earthconservationcorps.org

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Ward 8 Traffic Safety Meeting
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Ward 8 Traffic Safety Meeting

  • Bellevue William O. Lockridge Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come talk about transportation trouble spots and share ideas for making it easier to get around.

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association will provide snacks, refreshments, and an activity for kids.

Email hannah.neagle@waba.org or call 202-518-0524 x 227 with questions.

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Public Meeting: Shepherd Parkway
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

Public Meeting: Shepherd Parkway

Attend the Meeting:

Come to a public open house to share your vision for the future of Shepherd Parkway and to identify issues or concerns that the National Park Service (NPS) should consider as they prepare a concept plan for future use and enjoyment of this area. NPS staff will also be available to address your questions about the project.  

NPS will evaluate existing conditions and consider desired future use and enjoyment of the 205-acres of forested green space and key sites within Shepherd Parkway, such as Parkland, Fort Carroll, and Fort Greble. They will develop recommendations that will improve safety, connectivity, park conditions, and the ways people use and enjoy Shepherd Parkway. This concept plan will be informed by stakeholders and neighbors, the general public, and a recent ethnographic research study conducted in cooperation with Howard University's Department of Sociology. This study has illuminated connections and traditions that help us to better understand community perspectives on Parkland.

Share Your Thoughts:

The NPS welcomes your feedback and suggestions as they move forward with this project. The meeting materials are available online through the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/shepherdpkwy_dcp from June 25 through July 26, 2019.

Please submit written comments online through PEPC or mail comments by July 26, 2019 to the following address:

Superintendent
Attn: Shepherd Parkway Development Concept Plan
National Park Service
National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Washington, DC 20020

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