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Organizations That Help Keep DC Clean



Litter and Public Waste

DC’s Department of Public Works and the Mayor’s Office feature an array of programs aimed at supporting and protecting DC neighborhoods and the local environment:

Mayor’s Office of the Clean City

Bridges the work of agencies and community partners to achieve a cle...

Department of Public Works: Helping Hand Neighborhood Clean-up

DPW helps community groups that organize Saturday neighborhood clean...

Adopt a Block

Only by involving all residents and each community can we create a #...

Adopt Your District

Adopt Your District is all about adopting blocks, parks, and stream...

Zero Waste DC

One-stop resource on reducing waste, knowing what to recycle, safe c...

In the Neighborhoods

The District also features local grassroots groups dedicated to keeping neighborhoods, recreational areas, forests and parks clean:

Ward 8 Woods Conservancy

Mobilizing residents of Ward 8 in the District of Columbia to reclai...

Washington Parks & People

Mission is to grow city-wide park-based community health & vitality ...

Rock Creek Park Conservancy

Rock Creek Conservancy exists to restore Rock Creek and its parkland...

Waterfronts/Riverfronts

Numerous nonprofit groups and organizations work to protect and support DC’s rivers and the nearby Chesapeake Bay; some also offer educational resources and programs:

Anacostia Riverkeeper

Works to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who live, w...

Anacostia Watershed Society

Mission is to protect and restore the Anacostia River by bringing pa...

Potomac Conservancy

Region’s leading clean water advocate, fighting to ensure the Potoma...

Project Clean Stream (Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay)

They strive for clean streams and rivers flowing through resilient l...

Little Falls Watershed Alliance

Protect the fragile natural environment in lower Montgomery County a...

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