Join us in building a healthy, equitable and thriving Anacostia River corridor

What is the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative?

The Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative is a group of organizations dedicated to improving the Anacostia River corridor. We are building a living community-based vision for how the Anacostia River and its parks can most benefit neighborhoods in Ward 7 and Ward 8 of the District of Columbia. 

The Collaborative is not just focused on the environmental health of the Anacostia River; we are focused on equity and the quality of life of communities that live along the river. Restoring the Anacostia River and improving its parklands is central to building healthy, equitable, thriving communities. Learn more about our work. 


Why should I participate in the Collaborative?

  • Join partner organizations to host community events along the Anacostia River and its parklands. 

  • Contribute to a living community-based vision for how the Anacostia River corridor can best serve Ward 7 and Ward 8 residents. 

  • Build relationships with government agencies and officials, and participate in frequent discussions and other meetings with key elected and appointed officials. 

  • Stay up to date on evolving local issues, including cleanup efforts, transportation and access issues, planned and proposed developments and more. 

  • Connect your organization to a network of professional community leaders in the fields of advocacy and public policy, community outreach and engagement, event planning, and grassroots organizing.


Do I need to be a voting member to participate? 

You do not need to be a voting member to participate in the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative. Even if you are not a member, you are invited and encouraged to: 

  • Attend any steering committee meetings or other forums and participate in discussions (only voting members may vote on decisions)

  • Partner with the Collaborative’s members on events and projects

  • Share your events on this website’s calendar

  • Join the Collaborative’s listserve

We request that all participants share our values and our focus on equity and improving the quality of life of communities that live along the river.


Apply for Voting Membership

If you would like to become a voting member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative, please apply here.