Events from 10/28/20
From 10/28/20 10:00 am until 10/28/20 1:00 pmVolunteers will split into 3 groups to help us monitor the growth and survival of our freshwater mussels in their bottom cages at Kingman and Heritage Islands Park, North Kingman Island, and Kenilworth Pond. 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. Our bottom cages are new for the mussel conservation world and we are testing them for the first time! Volunteers are critical to keep our freshwater mussel restoration project going and to meet our goal of enhancing mussel populations to increase their water filtration capacity to help clean our river.