Coalition Success: Festival del Río Anacostia

Anacostia Watershed Society Announces the First "Festival del Río Anacostia"

Date: October 15, 2016 Time: 11am - 4pm Location: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710 FREE!

(Bladensburg, MD – October 10, 2016)The Anacostia Watershed Society announced the first ever Festival del Rio Anacostia, a multicultural and bilingual celebration of the restoration of the Anacostia River.

“Bring the whole family to enjoy nature and the Anacostia River,” said Jorge A. Bogantes Montero, Stewardship Program Specialist at Anacostia Watershed Society. “We will have activities and demonstrations, arts and crafts, entertainment, delicious food and much more -- there is something for everyone.”

We are pleased that this festival is made possible by the collaborative work of different organizations and community groups, including: Anacostia Watershed Society, Chispa Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Departament of Parks and Recreation of Prince Georges County, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and many others.

Learn, connect, and explore! Bring your family, friends or neighbors and enjoy a day at the river!

About the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) 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 by 2025, in keeping with the Clean Water Act, for the health and enjoyment of everyone in the community. Community involvement is critical to achieving this vision and AWS seeks strong partnerships and coalitions with all parts of the community, government, and other stakeholders. Anacostia Watershed Society’s programs include environmental education, stewardship, recreation, and engaging the community through advocacy and volunteer opportunities. ##