Date: April 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Sites on the map below around the Anacostia Watershed in Washington DC, and Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland. Plus your own neighborhoods, parks, and other outdoor areas! For more details and an alphabetical listing of all open sites, go to the or click on "What to Expect" below.Choose your site What to Expect
The Anacostia Watershed Society is committed to a safe event, and we will be following all current health measures. Vaccinations and boosters are required for all participants. If a group event isn't right for you, you can join at home! Grab a bag and clean up around your neighborhood. Let us see your work by taking a pic. Just tag with #AWSEarthDay and we may feature you on our blog, email, and social media!
National Park Service
District Department of Energy and Environment
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Prince George’s County Department of the Environment
Department of Homeland Security
US Coast Guard
"I want to give back what some of the outdoors has given me, and take care of what we have been given."
Resident – Westminster, MD
"As our world is expanding, it’s critical that I take a stand to make it the best place possible."
Youth - Lanham, MD
"To help make the environment a safer and cleaner place; get active in the community."
Resident - Ellicott City, MD
"I am eager to help my community and eliminate pollution all around me because it affects our well-being."
Youth - Capitol Heights, MD
"(I am) already doing my own thing by picking up trash on the Anacostia River while I paddle my kayak... I would like to meet other likeminded people and diversify my efforts."
Resident - Berwyn Heights, MD
"(It’s the) right thing to do."
Resident - Greebelt, MD
"I paddle on the Anacostia frequently and want it to be cleaner for paddlers and wildlife."
Resident - Arlington, VA
"I want to instill the personal and social values of volunteering in my children."
Resident - Washington, DC
"As a local resident of Bladensburg, I can appreciate the historical significance of the Anacostia and wish to help restore it."
Resident - Bladensburg, MD
"It is very important for the health and well-being of DC and its residents to ensure the cleanliness and vitality of the Anacostia River. I would love to help in any way I can."
Resident - Washington, DC
Once you have registered, please only contact your site leader with site specific questions or concerns about location and directions. You can find your site leader contact information in the confirmation email you receive upon registering. We encourage you to have your site leader's phone number handy on the day of the event in case you need assistance finding your site that morning.