Anacostia River Blitz
September 26 - September 29
This is our third AWS-run bioblitz and it’s AWS’s 30th anniversary! Last year, we were able to identify 454 species with observations by more than 1600 people! This is an opportunity to explore the natural treasures of your Anacostia River, but more importantly, it will be your opportunity to do citizen science to help us document the biodiversity of the Anacostia River watershed.
The bioblitz will be a weekend-long event from Thursday to Sunday (September 26-29) where you can make your own observations using the iNaturalist app, at your own pace, from anywhere within the Anacostia River Watershed. On Saturday, September 28th, we will be hosting the only public event of the weekend where you can explore nature with other naturalists and experts. This is a great opportunity to be a nature geek and to learn about the identification and ecology of some of the river’s fascinating species. To sign up for the September 28th public event, go to this link here.
We recommend you follow our Biodiversity of the Anacostia River project on iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/biodiversity-of-the-anacostia-river