We are organizing this boat tour (now tours!) of the impactful, beautiful Anacostia River, conducted by Anacostia Riverkeepers, for any interested resident. And, yes, the river is very beautiful once you get away from the downtown dock, and it’s very peaceful – but also environmentally historic. The Riverkeeper who will be leading the tour will tell us all about it’s pollution history, its cleanup history, and it’s future status as we travel up it northeast, past Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, which I never knew till now is a National Park.
The guide will also provide and point out a lot about the nature and wildlife of the river. I went on this special tour once (picture attached, in a smaller boat), and saw my first beaver! As a mammalogist, this was on my ‘to-see-list!’
So the tour is in a flat bottom boat, and if we need a shade, they’ll set one up, but evening tours are pretty pleasant.
The only summer tour we could get at first get was the Thursday evening tour, 5-6 pm, August 26th (now full), but now Riverkeepers has given us a second tour on August 29th, 12:30 pm, for which we still have 10 spaces left. Please join us. The goal is to help people become aware of this very large, tidal river running through and impacting so many of our neighborhoods in DC.
The dock is at the Navy Yards Marina now, just down the boardwalk from Diamond Teague Park, and roughly a half mile from the Navy Yard Metro Station. When we’re closer to the date, we’ll send directions to those who RSVP’d, along with information about what to bring, like reusable water bottles, hats, suntan lotion, etc.
The dock is suitable for handicapped people, and chaperoned children K-12 are allowed. https://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org/tours/
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.