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NEW DATE: Tour: Anacostia River Boat Tour

Less than 9 miles long, the Anacostia River—name derived from the Nacotchtank, a settlement of native Algonquian people—flows from Prince George’s County in Maryland into Washington, DC. Explore this beautiful river with the Anacostia Watershed Society on a two-hour boat tour. Learn about the river’s natural ecosystem and its cultural history. Observe how recent restoration efforts have lifted the river out of despair from a bitter polluted past.

Note: this tour requires attendees to sign a waiver, which can be found in the registration link.

This event was rescheduled from April 4 and remains SOLD OUT.


Presented by: Anacostia Watershed Society Staff

Organized by: AIA|DC Asian American Designer’s Union


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the interplay of the built environment of Washington, DC with the Anacostia River;
  • Explain the natural and cultural history of the Anacostia River;
  • Summarize Anacostia River’s environmental challenges and the public’s, and architects', effort to overcome them through restoration efforts; and
  • Predict the future of the river ecosystem, based on recent and ongoing restoration efforts.

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