The Anacostia: River of Recovery

Whether we realize it or not the Anacostia River is important to everyone in the state of Maryland. If you have ever spent a day at Wheaton Regional Park, fished on the Potomac River, or enjoyed seafood from the Chesapeake Bay, then the Ancostia River should be important to you. Mention of the Anacostia River often brings to mind images of a murky urban waterway that flows through Washington, D.C. and empties into the Potomac River.

We would like to change that image.

Planting trees along tributaries is one of the best ways people can help improve water quality in the Anacostia watershed. Trees can form a "buffer zone" of forested cover and provide a variety of benefits to streams and local communities.

* History
* About the Anacostia Watershed
* Map of the Anacostia Watershed
* Trees Are the Solution
* A River of Diverse Communities
* The Anacostia - A Nation's River
          from the Summer 2001 edition of the Natural Resource Magazine
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Updated on April 30, 2002.

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