The Anacostia River touches countless communities, winding through Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and Washington, DC before flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. This vital natural resource has suffered from generations of neglect, but the promise of a healthy and clean river is within reach. Dedicated to the restoration of the watershed, Anacostia Watershed Society mobilizes the community to stop new pollution, restore natural systems, and rebuild the community's relationship to the Anacostia River. Through hands-on service learning, it engages thousands of local students each year in planting wetland vegetation and cleaning up the shores; and it advocates on the river’s behalf, seeking better stormwater controls and smarter green development. AWS also provides opportunities for adults to become Watershed Stewards – reducing stormwater, installing rain barrels and green roofs, and becoming advocates in their communities. Thousands work with AWS to restore and clean the watershed through year-round volunteer events. Canoe and pontoon tours, biking and kayaking, and other environmentally-friendly activities remind all local residents of the pleasure that (clean) rivers can bring. Your stewardship, and support, is the next essential resource.