Events from 10/26/20
From 10/26/20 9:30 am until 10/26/20 12:30 pmVolunteers will split into 3 groups to help us monitor the growth and survival of our freshwater mussels residing in our floating baskets at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Pond, Anacostia Park, and the Bladensburg Waterfront Park. In 2015, we started surveying the native species of freshwater mussels in the Anacostia River to understand their diversity and abundance. In 2018 we started a mussel propagation project partnering with a mussel hatchery run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Virginia collecting local broodstock from the Anacostia River. Volunteers are critical to keep this project going and to meet our goal of enhancing mussel populations to increase their water filtration capacity to help clean our river.