Friday night fishing event at Diamond Teague Park on the downtown side of the Anacostia River- it is a catch and release event put on by the Anacostia Riverkeeper organization and the Earth Conservation Corps. 

Pro bass fisherman and director of the event, Jessie Moore (white t shirt, ball cap, white tennis shoes, grey shorts) help the participants with their fishing skills.

Friday night fishing event at Diamond Teague Park on the downtown side of the Anacostia River- it is a catch and release event put on by the Anacostia Riverkeeper organization and the Earth Conservation Corps. Pro bass fisherman and director of the event, Jessie Moore (white t shirt, ball cap, white tennis shoes, grey shorts) help the participants with their fishing skills.

The Anacostia and Potomac rivers have been pivotal to the region for generations as sites of trade, travel, and recreation. They’ve also been heavily polluted in recent decades, but there are indications that clean up efforts are paying off and that the health of both rivers is improving. WAMU recently explored the state of the Anacostia in a reporting project, “Anacostia Rising,” while a new ‘report card’ for the Potomac points to both progress and challenges ahead. We take a look at the past, present, and future of two rivers that connect and define our region.

Guests

  • Dennis Chestnut Founder and former Executive Director of Groundwork DC
  • Jacob Fenston Reporter, WAMU 88.5; @JacobFenston
  • Krista Schlyer Photographer and writer; author of forthcoming book “River of Redemption”; @kristaschlyer.
  • Hedrick Belin President, Potomac Conservancy; @TheNationsRiver.

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