District of Columbia News

Barb Helmick

Barbara Helmick to Receive the David Zwick Award

October 2, 2018

Clean Water Action is pleased to announce a new award to honor the memory of our founder, David Zwick. It is fitting that the first recipient of the David Zwick Award will be Barbara Helmick.

Grassroots Management Trainee

October 5, 2016

Our Grassroots Management Trainee positions are open to those who want to develop into Field Managers and Canvass Directors.

Community Organizer - Field

September 26, 2016

Clean Water Action is currently hiring field community organizers to work on local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of communities.

Map of the Anacostia in DC - Anacostia Waterfront Trust

Creating thriving communities and a waterfront for all to enjoy

September 1, 2016

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.

DC Bids Fairwell to Foam Containers

February 22, 2016

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.

Map of the Anacostia River in Washington DC and Maryland

Restore the Anacostia River!

January 28, 2016

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