Anacostia River Kayak Cleanup

Anacostia River Kayak Cleanup

June 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kingman and Heritage Islands
Mira Smith

Clean up the Anacostia River in style with Living Classrooms! Living Classrooms, the managers of Kingman Island, engages children, youth, and adults through unique and interactive learning environments to build safer, stronger, and healthier communities for all.

What: Join Living Classrooms for their Green Boats program to kayak and clean the river from trash and other debris. You’ll be assisted and guided by staff certified in paddling education and CPR/First Aid. Each session consists of a 20 minute safety talk, a 1-1.5 hour paddle, and 20 minute trash sort. Participants must be prepared to attend the entirety of the session. In case of heavy rain this program will be cancelled.

Who: There is no age requirement, but children should be able to sit independently in their own seat while out on the water. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Each participant under 16 will need to be in a 2-person kayak with an adult.

When: Sunday, June 25, 2023. We are organizing 2 clean-up shifts for this date. Please note that you may only sign up for 1 shift.

  • Shift 1: 11:00AM – 1:00PM. Participants must arrive by 10:45AM.
  • Shift 2: 1:00PM – 3:00PM. Participants must arrive by 12:45PM.
  • Once full, we will open up a waitlist. We ask that you only sign up if you can commit to participating in the event and give ample notice in the case that you need to cancel.

Where: Kingman and Heritage Island. Exact location with map will be shared via email.

Registration: Registration is required for this free event. There are two “ticket types”, one for each shift. You must reserve a ticket for each individual member of your party. We will not accept any walk-ups for this program.

Other Requirements: After registering, you will receive an email with information regarding a mandatory waiver of liability, suggested clothing, and other details to make the event a success.

Questions? Email Mira at

Living Classrooms is a nonprofit organization that is headquartered in Baltimore but has maintained a steady presence in the DMV for over 20 years. Living Classrooms’ work focuses on education, workforce development, and environmental stewardship, including the management of Kingman & Heritage Islands.