Silver Spring, MD 20914

Neighbors of Northwest Branch

Welcome to the Neighbors of the Northwest Branch



We are neighbors committed to protecting, promoting, and restoring the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River.


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Upcoming Events



Northwest Branch behind the W. Hyattsville Metro Station.

 A pathway leads from the parking lot to the NWB Trail.   Mark your calendar and help beautify this section of the Northwest Branch!  All 10:00 a.m. to noon.

  • Saturday, September 7--thanks to all who came out to help!
  • Saturday, October 5
  • Saturday, November 2

Leader: Maurie Kathan,  

Lamberton Tributary to the NWB

Meet near the end of Lamberton Drive  in Kemp Mill

  • Sunday, September 29, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Leader: Laura Turbe,

Burnt Mills

Meet on the downstream side

  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 9:30-11:30

Leader: Larry Hush,

More info


All meetings at White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring

7:30 - 9:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 1: Speaker Charles Kines,  AICP,  CPRP, Montgomery Parks Planning Coordinator, on the pilot program allowing mechanized bikes and scooters on paved park trails.
  • Tuesday, November 5: board and general meeting, open to all.

More info


In just 7 minutes 4 seconds, here's the Northwest Branch and what we do.  Check it out.  Then join us.  The more people are engaged, the more we all can accomplish!  Special thanks to John Sullivan for creating this video! 

Fun in the Outdoors