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.

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.

D.C. Strikes Deal for Benning Road Power Plant Cleanup

The Anacostia is one of the ten most polluted rivers in the nation.

For too long we have accepted that a polluted Anacostia has to be a reality for the District. However, under pressure from the EPA, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) is finally dealing with the six most toxic sites along the Anacostia, one of which is Pepco's Benning Road power plant.

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.

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.