Anacostia River – The Yards
April 17

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Anacostia Park, one of Washington’s secret natural wonders. The beautiful park is an urban escape along the formerly polluted Anacostia River, and offers family-friendly events like free roller skating, tours of the charming Kenilworth Aquatic Garden and a paved 3.5-mile walking trail along the river bank. Capital SUP, which offers stand up paddle boarding and kayaking excursions on the Anacostia and in Annapolis, MD, works with Project Clean Stream, Anacostia River Keepers and the Watershed Society.

SIX WAYS TO HELP CLEAN THE ANACOSTIA RIVER

 

PICK UP AND PROPERLY DISPOSE OF ANY TRASH

Carry a bag for trash while running or taking a walk in Anacostia Park.

CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR

Stop using single-source plastics like straws and water bottles which clog water drains and rivers.

HELP MOTHER NATURE

Pay $10 and volunteer a couple of hours each month to clean up trash.

STAY ON THE TRAILS

Wandering off park paths can lead to inadvertent littering and ground erosion.

GO ORGANIC AT HOME

Cut down on the fertilizer on your lawn or garden; it always seeps into groundwater and rivers.

ENJOY THE CLEAN RIVER WATER

Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking are great ways to exercise and get rid of debris.

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