Monitoring DC Watersheds: Buzzard Point and The Wharf Among Healthiest Sites on Anacostia River

By Maya Sterett, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, DC Projects Associate and Petra Baldwin, Anacostia Riverkeeper, Project Coordinator The summer of 2022 marked the fourth year of the DC Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring program, funded by our partners at the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and led by […]

The Wharf Marks Five-Year Anniversary and Opening of Phase II with Local Luminaries

By Melissa Silverman  On October 12, elected officials, high-profile developers and community leaders came together to mark the five-year anniversary of the grand opening of The Wharf, as well as the substantial completion of Phase II of the multi-billion dollar development along the Southwest waterfront.  The second phase will add […]

Southwest Liveaboard Boat Tour To Return October 1

By Margaret L. Johnson From the waterfront along the Washington Channel, you’ve probably seen the liveaboard boats and barges of the Wharf Marina, south of the District Wharf’s recreational pier. Maybe you’ve wondered what it’s like to live in such an unusual environment. This fall, you’ll have the chance to […]

18th Annual DC JazzFest Headed to Southwest

By Mike Goodman With dozens of performances in venues across the city, the annual DC JazzFest (DCJF) is one of the largest music festivals in the country. A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DC Jazz Festival celebrates America’s unique original art form during this international event that attracts jazz lovers from around the world. This […]

Virginia Resident Killed by Off-Duty Police Officer at the Wharf

By Southwester Staff The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place on July 16, a busy Saturday night, amidst the bars and restaurants at the center of the Wharf. According to MPD, shortly after 9:00 p.m., two off-duty officers encountered Lazarus Wilson, 23, of Dumfries, […]