NNWB, P.O. Box 4314
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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Help Our Cause

Your participation and generous contributions will enable us to improve the health of the Northwest Branch. 

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Upcoming Events

Lamberton Tributary Cleanup

Sunday, September 23, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Meet at the end of Lamberton Drive, in Kemp Mill neighborhood.

Leader:  Laura Turbe

Fall Stream Clean Up

Saturday, October 13, 9:30-11:30

Where: Burnt Mills, downstream side

Leader: Larry Hush


Festival del Rio Anacostia

Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

NNWB encourages everyone to enjoy a river making a comeback. Help at the NNWB booth.

Contact: James Graham

7th Annual Trees Matter Symposium

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 

 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring, MD

Alice Ferguson Foundation Trash Summit

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

9:00 a.m. -  5 p.m.

George Mason University Founders Hall 3351 Fairfax , Arlington, VA 

Fall Stream Monitoring

Date TBD

At the usual site a little below the Old Randolph Rd. bridge over the NWB.

If you would like to observe,

 contact Glenn.Welch@yahoo.com.

Fun in the Outdoors

Rachel Carson

Hike along the Northwest Branch where Rachel Carson once gained inspiration.

Clean Up

Bring friends and help remove litter that gushing storm water and thoughtless residents have left along and in our Northwest Branch. 

Stream Monitoring

Observe as the water quality team gathers macro-invertebrates four times a year to gauge the health of the Branch, a chilly job in the winter!