Fish in Trash in Nash

“Look at this!,” exclaimed Christopher Moore, an Anacostia Watershed Society volunteer, who helped us clean up the Nash Run trash trap on chilly December 18, 2010.  He found small fish in a plastic cigar tube.  Later he learned that the fish is called a Banded Killifish and was looking for a space to hibernate.

The AWS volunteers and I had mixed feelings about this discovery.  There are still native fish in this heavily polluted stream called Nash Run...but in trash to hibernate.


L to R: Jim Thackaberry, Gabe Horchler, Christopher Moore

Despite the cold December weather, Chris, Gabe Horchler, and Jim Thackaberry all came out to clean up the trash trap.  I call them “super volunteers.”  Thank you for helping us whenever we need some extra hands!

Be sure to regularly check the AWS Calendar to see how you can get involved in volunteer events like this one!

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