Anacostia Watershed Restoration

The Anacostia watershed, encompassing parts of suburban Maryland and the District of Columbia, is one of the most densely populated watersheds within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. While the watershed has suffered from years of environmental neglect and urbanization, major restoration efforts over the past several decades are beginning to improve conditions.

The Anacostia Watershed restoration is a multi-jurisdictional effort that started in the mid-1980’s. In 2006, the Anacostia Watershed Restoration Partnership (AWRP) was formalized inviting participation from governmental agencies, organizations, businesses, and citizens. With the development of the 2010 Anacostia Watershed Restoration Plan and compliance requirements, the restoration effort has accelerated greatly.

COG’s Anacostia Restoration Program facilitates, coordinates, and provides technical services for the AWRP. Visit the Partnership’s website to learn more and track the Anacostia Watershed’s Restoration Progress: www.anacostia.net.


News & Multimedia

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    Get 'Back to the Bay' during Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

    June 5, 2017

    Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have designated June 3-11 as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week to recognize the efforts of the many partners working to improve...

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    Heart of COG: Aubin Maynard

    June 3, 2015

    By day, you will find COG Environmental Planner Aubin Maynard wading in a local stream performing water quality analysis or a fish survey. In the evenings, he...

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    Fish monitoring in the Anacostia with John Kelly

    April 24, 2014

    Washington Post Metro columnist joined COG staff members to monitor fish in the Anacostia River for a column and short video.

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    Into the Weeds (and Water) of the Anacostia Watershed Restoration

    September 17, 2013

    The Anacostia Watershed has suffered hundreds of years of environmental neglect and lost forest and wetland habitat due to agriculture and development. The...

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    Officials Release Landmark Anacostia Watershed Plan

    April 19, 2010

    Thousands of projects identified to restore river’s economic, recreational potential.

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