Anacostia Watershed Restoration
Prince George’s County's 86-square-mile portion of the Anacostia watershed accounts for almost half of the watershed. Human development and alteration in the watershed have led to severe stream habitat damage, including excess sediment and erosion, physical blockages for fish movement, poor water quality and loss of wetlands and forests along the Anacostia River. Historically, the watershed had more than 50 fish species. Now, it is limited to just 20 to 30 fish species.
The County's current goal is to restore 7 miles of in-stream habitat, opening 4 miles for fish passage and connecting 14 miles of stream to restore aquatic habitat in previously-degraded streams, fish and other critters will likely benefit.