Wild Rice Bag Collection at Kingman Marsh

From 09/11/23 9:30 am until 09/11/23 12:00 pm
301-699-6204 ext. 103

Note: This event is weather dependent

Date: Monday, September 11, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting Location: We will meet at Langston Golf Course: 2600 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002 (Map) and then walk to the project site.

  • Parking is available at this location 
  • The Stadium Armory Metro Station is about 1 mile away from this location (about a 21 minute walk)
  • The Minnesota Avenue Metro Station is about 1.4 miles away from this location (about a 29 minute walk)
  • Additional parking is also available at the Langston Driving Range Parking Lot 

Project: Volunteers will help the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) to collect bags containing wild rice (Zizania aquatica) by waders from the wetlands by Langston Golf Course! For over 15 years, AWS has been collecting wild rice seed as part of our wetland restoration efforts in the tidal Anacostia River. The seed collected in the bags will be used for propagation in the Anacostia River in the spring of 2023 through mudballing (seeding) and the production of seedlings that will be transplanted in the river once they reach a suitable size.

On this workday we will collect the bags by clipping the seedhead stalks. 

This event may require wading in the mud/water in warm weather conditions and paddling by canoe. Sunglasses are a plus to protect your eyes from the spiky wild rice seed. Bring plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. 

Physical Level of Difficulty: Difficult - Very muddy!

  • This event requires wading in very mucky mud and water in warm weather conditions, paddling, lifting, and bending. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know.

Registration is required. Please register to receive additional information about the event.


For more information before the event, please contact Emily Castelli at [email protected] or call 301-699-6204 x103.

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