A Toxic Free Anacostia

While flowing through the heart of our nation's capitol, the Anacostia is overburdened and choked with toxic chemicals from dumping and pollution.

Chesapeake Currents - Spring | Summer 2016

Chesapeake Currents - Spring | Summer 2016

In this issue: Northern Virginia Healthy Communities; An Incinerator Win in Baltimore; Winning Primaries in Baltimore; Cleaning up the Anacostia; and more.

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Map of the Anacostia River in Washington DC and Maryland

Restore the Anacostia River!

The Anacostia River is one of the most polluted Chesapeake Bay tributaries.

Maryland. Anacostia River. Photo By Brent Bolin

Fund the Anacostia River Clean Up!

Please urge your councilmember today to commit $10 million for FY 2018 – FY 2019 to continue progress on all Anacostia remediation projects. 

DC Bids Fairwell to Foam Containers

On July 14, 2014 Washington, DC became the first major city on the East Coast to ban polystyrene foam food containers! Clean Water Action has been campaigning around this issue for months and thanks its many supporters who wrote letters in support of the ban to City Council members.

From We All Live Downstream

May 4, 2017

The Anacostia River corridor within the District of Columbia is comprised of 15 miles of shoreline, 1,200 acres of green space, and a string of 10 adjacent neighborhoods on the river’s east side in Wards 7 and 8.  Polluted and neglected for decades, the Anacostia River is undergoing a renaissance thanks to years of community advocacy.