The mission of the Anacostia Watershed Society is to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed communities by cleaning the water, recovering the shores, and honoring the heritage. The vision is to make the Anacostia River and its tributaries swimmable and fishable, in keeping with the Clean Water Act, for the health and enjoyment of everyone in the community. Click here to get involved.
The mission of the Department of Recreation and Parks is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Baltimore by providing diverse recreational, environmental, cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities to benefit current and future generations. Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is committed to increasing access for paddlers and promotes innovative programs, such as Canoe N Scoop, to experience the city from the water while keeping waters clean. Click here to get involved.
The Chesapeake Conservancy is dedicated to ensuring conservation, stewardship and access of the Chesapeake Bay, its lands and rivers. In the five years since the Friends of the John Smith Chesapeake Trail was first founded, they have become a strong organization that can advocate, marshal new resources, and forge new partnerships to increase public access to the Chesapeake and its great rivers, ensure conservation of the region’s most treasured landscapes and waterways, and promote stewardship and enjoyment of the region’s natural, cultural, and historic treasures. Click here to get involved.
The mission of the Chesapeake Paddlers Association, Inc. is to help people safely enjoy sea kayaking and to promote safe paddling practices through the education of the local sea kayaking community and the interested public. Club activities include kayak trips, kayak camping trips, instructional workshops, informal weekday evening paddles, parties, and other activities that further the sport of sea kayaking in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Click here to get involved.
The mission of the James River Association is to be guardian of the James River. We provide a voice for the river and take action to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of its natural resources. We achieve these goals through four core programs: Watershed Restoration; Education and Outreach; River Advocacy; and our Riverkeeper program. Click here to get involved.
Potomac Conservancy safeguards the lands and waters of the Potomac River and its tributaries and connects people to this national treasure. As the Voice of the Nation’s River, the Conservancy’s primary focus is to restore water quality by advocating sound policy and promoting thoughtful land management. The Conservancy protects and restores Potomac landscapes by enhancing a network of rivers, forests, and natural areas. Because healthy lands and rivers reflect the quality of life in our communities, the Conservancy promotes enjoyment of the river in ways that foster a conservation ethic. Click here to get involved.
We work to protect water quality in the Potomac River, which is the source of drinking water for almost six million people. Over the last decade, our call for clean drinking water has reached millions of community members living in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Our staff of Riverkeepers and managers visit communities, giving people a snapshot of their local water quality and letting them know how they can make it better. Click here to get involved.