ACBA’s member organizations are distinguished by their commitment to community outreach. They have operated rowing and paddling programs for over a decade at the current site, bringing watersport opportunities to thousands of children and adults, specifically to D.C. residents, including our neighbors along the Anacostia River. Our non-motorized recreational boating programs and other events and services are an invaluable resource to the surrounding community, bringing watersport opportunities to thousands of children and adults each year. As such, ACBA is one of the few existing initiatives now fulfilling the vision of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, by constantly introducing new Washingtonians to the beauty and potential of the Anacostia River.
The numerous community outreach programs offered by ACBA’s member organizations, in partnership with schools and D.C. Government agencies on other community outreach programs, include:
These programs are open to any interested member of the public. The Anacostia Watershed Society, a Founding Member of ACBA, also uses the site for water quality monitoring, clean-up, shoreline and habitat restoration, and other environmental projects on the Anacostia.