Silver Spring, MD 20914

Neighbors of Northwest Branch

Welcome to the Neighbors of the Northwest Branch

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


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Upcoming Events

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FALL 2019 NWB CLEANUPS behind W. HYATTSVILLE METRO

 All cleanups: Meet on the NWB Trail, 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
  • Saturday, October 5
  • Saturday, November 2

Leader: Maurie Kathan, Maurie.Kathan@gmail.com  

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FALL 2019 MEETING SCHEDULE

WHERE:  White Oak Library, 11701 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring

WHEN: 9/3, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3

TIME:  7:30-9:15 p.m. 

PROGRAMS: TBD

Some meetings will be business, some presentations.  Stay tuned, and please plan on joining us!

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Video

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

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!