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

NNWB meeting with presentation

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Location and speaker TBD

GW Day of Service Stream Cleanup

Saturday, Sept. 8, 1-4 p.m.

Where: NWB behind the W. Hyattsville Metro.

Leader: Maurie Kathan

Lamberton Trib Stream Cleanup

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

Leader:  Laura Turbe

Fall Stream Monitoring

October date TBD

Usual place a bit downstream from the Old Randolph Rd. bridge. 

Contact: Glenn Welch

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

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!