Improving Anacostia River Parklands and Increasing Community Access

Clean Water Action has long been active in Anacostia River clean up issues, with a particular focus on amplifying community voices.

Map of the Anacostia in DC - Anacostia Waterfront Trust

Creating thriving communities and a waterfront for all to enjoy

In a changing city with a renewed focus on restoring the Anacostia River, Clean Water Action and our APACC partners are working to realize a vision of improved parklands, with increased community access, for the benefit of long-term and current residents.

Chesapeake Currents - Fall 2016

Chesapeake Currents - DC - Fall 2016

District of Columbia

Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative

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From We All Live Downstream

A view of the Anacostia River with Anacostia Park on the left and Seafarer's Yacht Club on the right
March 24, 2017

Clean Water Action is proud to be a member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative (APACC), a community-based coalition to improve Anacostia River parklands, increase access to parklands for local communities, and create a healthy river adjacent to thriving neighborhoods. The National Park Service is updating their management plan for Anacostia Park, an important step forward for realizing APACC's goal of creating a world class urban park in time for the 2018 Anacostia Park centennial.