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Partner Event: Recreational Fishing Day

  • Hains Point 927 Ohio Drive Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States (map)

Please join Anacostia Watershed Society, University of Maryland College Park, and Anacostia Community Museum for a day of recreational fishing! They will provide fishing rods and bait on a first-come, first-served basis (bring your own if you prefer). Each participant will receive a gift card valued at $10 for providing us with your catch (per DC fishing regulations)! All ages and experience levels are welcome. Volunteers are needed to help with logistics, see below for details

Related Project Information:
In addition to this being a fun and informative fishing day, this event is also being undertaken in an effort to obtain samples of fish from the Anacostia River. This fish sampling exercise is a component of a larger project called Community-Based Assessment of Exposure to Substances in the Anacostia River Region (Project CAESARR). Project CAESARR is a research project being conducted by the University of Maryland College Park, Anacostia Community Museum, and Anacostia Watershed Society which seeks to study exposure and health issues experienced by residential populations and urban fishers (cultural, recreational, and subsistence) of the Anacostia River.

Volunteer Opportunity:
AWS is looking for 5 - 10 volunteers to help with event logistics (e.g., help with participant registration for those who provide caught fish, direct and check on participants, take GPS coordinates, distribute supplies and gift cards, assist with proper labeling and storage of fish samples). If you would like to help, please let us know in either the 'Please share reasons for participating' section or the 'How did you hear about AWS' section when you register and we will contact you with more details.

Physical Requirements and What to Bring:
Anyone under age 18 needs to be supervised by an adult at all times. This activity may require standing for long periods of time. Please dress for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and consider bringing sunblock, a brimmed hat, camera, snacks (food will not be provided), and possibly a jacket.

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If severe weather is likely, everyone who registered will be notified within 24 hours of the event.

For more information, contact Lori Baranoff at or call 301-699-6204 x107.

Download the flier here.

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