ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY BOATHOUSE ASSOCIATION

aka ACBA   |   Washington, DC   |  www.anacostiaboathouse.org

Mission

ACBA provides opportunities in Southeast Washington, D.C. for non-motorized recreational water activities, such as rowing and paddling, through its member organizations, which include four high schools, a university, three community-based clubs, and an environmental organization. The programs they sponsor foster physical fitness and camaraderie, connect neighborhoods along the Anacostia River to the waterfront, and build a spirit of environmental stewardship of the river through increased recreational usage. In partnership with the D.C. Government, ACBA works to improve the boathouse facilities for the diverse communities along the Anacostia River and in the greater metropolitan Washington area.

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The Anacostia Community Boathouse Association (ACBA) is dedicated to safe and environmentally responsible recreation on the Anacostia River through the establishment of a community boathouse located at 1900 M Street in Southeast Washington, D.C.
ACBA sponsors programs that foster physical fitness and camaraderie, connect neighborhoods along the Anacostia River to the waterfront, and build a spirit of environmental stewardship of the river through increased recreational usage. Founded on a vigorous spirit of volunteerism, ACBA provides opportunities for non-motorized recreational water activities, such as rowing paddling, kayaking and canoeing, through its member organizations, which include four high schools, a university, four community-based clubs, and an environmental organization. During the spring, summer and fall, the ACBA facility has more than 800 daily users for rowing and paddling activities along the Anacostia River.
In partnership with the D.C. Government, the National Park Service, and other riverfront projects and interested community members, ACBA works to improve the boathouse facilities for the diverse communities along the Anacostia River and in the greater metropolitan Washington area. A permanent community boathouse on the Anacostia River will advance the improvements underway all along the river, attract economic development, and contribute to the restoration and revitalization of the entire Southeast Washington and Anacostia community.

ACBA takes advantage of the Anacostia River’s sheltered waters to provide wider range of opportunities for rowing, paddling, kayaking, and canoeing, for persons of all ages and levels of experience, from beginners to nationally competitive teams and elite athletes. ACBA continued to promote these opportunities in D.C. area public high schools and youth organizations. This required construction of a modern boathouse facility with indoor locker rooms and training equipment, and outdoor facilities sufficient to provide a safe environment for increased recreation, training, and hosting of major regattas. ACBA's member organizations run community outreach programs to build stewardship of the Anacostia River. For example:

• Capital Rowing Club has made significant progress towards reaching its ultimate goal of making rowing an accessible, affordable and fun activity for all residents of Washington, D.C. In addition to regular rowing practices early morning and late evening from late March to early November for its members, Capital Rowing Club offers community outreach programs such as Learn-to-Row Days, Youth Sports Day, Inner-city Youth Rowing Camps, novice rowing classes, corporate learn-to-row days, and rowing programs for high school, junior high school and youth once or twice a year; and hundreds of people turn up to take advantage of these activities. Capital Rowing Club also runs a much needed juniors program, Within Washington, DC, only one public high school, Woodrow Wilson, offe

Ruling year info

2001

President

Mr Brandon DuBois

Main address

PO Box 15349

Washington, DC 20003 USA

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EIN

52-2238072

NTEE code info

Community Recreational Centers (N31)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Boathouse Services and River Access

Through its members' programs, thousands of DC metro area residents enjoy the multitude of recreational benefits of access to DC's hidden treasure--The Mighty Anacostia River. The founding member organizations are: Capital Rowing Club, formed in 1988, is a 501c3 non-profit community rowing club with the dual purpose of providing rowing opportunities to the DC area for anyone--beginners to advanced rowers, as well as providing rowing programs for inner-city youth, high school, senior citizens. Capital is also a nationally competitive rowing power. OARS--Organization for Anacostia Rowing and Sculling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides site support for the Anacostia Community Boathouse. The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) is a local, 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization that is working to protect and restore the Anacostia River and its watershed. AWS seeks to fulfill its mandate of a swimmable and fishable river through its programs of education, action and advocacy. The National Capital Area Women's Paddling Association (NCAWPA), formed in 1992, is a not-for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of paddle sports, particularly among women. We paddle in dragon boats and outrigger canoes as well as smaller craft. Scholastic members of the ACBA are Gonzaga High School, Wakefield HS, Bishop Ireton HS. Collegiate members of the ACBA include: The American University. Community members of the ACBA include: The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, the D.C. Department of Public Works, the National Park Service, and the D.C. Strokes Rowing Club, Inc. DC Strokes has served the Washington, D.C. Community since 1991, first on the Potomac and now on the Anacostia River. Formed as the United States first Gay and Lesbian Rowing Club, DCSRC is committed to bridging gaps between communities by building an inclusive environment fostering personal growth and promoting the true spirit of sportsmanshigender, sexual orientation, or income.

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Awards

Livable, Walkable Community Organization Award 2010

DC Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells

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ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY BOATHOUSE ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 2/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Brandon DuBois

Capital Rowing Club

Term: 2018 -

Brandon DuBois

Capital Rowing Club

David Winter

National Capital Area Women's Paddling Association

Erica Bickford

DC Strokes

Robert Reichart

Capital Rowing Club

Jennifer Ney

Capital Rowing Club

Sherie Santos

National Capital Area Women's Paddling Association

Andy Bacas

Gonzaga High School

Jim Connolly

Anacostia Watershed Society

Jorge Galindo

American University

Brian Forehand

DC Strokes

Andy Mergen

Anacostia Watershed Society