Giving Back to DC
You can volunteer with these groups to help clean up area waterways, parks, forests and neighborhoods.
The nation’s capital, as well as the surrounding area, is filled with citizens looking to do their part to keep communities and the local environment clean. We’ve listed both government and grassroots organizations that you can get involved with below, whether you want to help clean up the Potomac or Anacostia or help maintain DC streets.
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:
In the Neighborhoods
The District also features local grassroots groups dedicated to keeping neighborhoods, recreational areas, forests and parks clean:
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: