6:00 pm February 19, 2020 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC)
Shad Night will take place on Wednesday, February 19. This year's event will be held at the District’s Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC) along the Anacostia River. Area shad anglers will have a chance to see the facility where Fisheries and Wildlife staff work to better understand and protect the great urban fishery we all enjoy.
Come early to socialize and explore activities in several rooms before we hear from our speaker, Danny Ryan, the Fisheries Research Branch Chief. Enjoy the numerous aquariums and terrariums, fly tying and tackle demonstrations, a screening of the documentary Shad Run, our popular silent auction and a close look at the impressive DOEE electrofishing boat.
Bryan King, the Associate Director of DOEE's Fisheries & Wildlife Division, is no stranger to shad fishing at Fletcher’s Cove or Shad Night. We are happy that he will be in attendance this year on his home turf. Teresa Rodriguez, the Wildlife Management Branch Chief, and a great friend of our Chapter, will be on hand to greet visitors and help make the evening a success. Mr. Ryan, Ms. Rodriguez and Marco Carvello, a Fish & Wildlife biologist, will be happy to answer your questions as you browse the facility during the first half of the evening.
Shad Night will run from 6:00-9:00 and you are welcome to come early to help set up. At 7:40, Mr. Ryan will speak about his work, particularly with regard to American shad, followed by a shad fishing presentation at 8:20. Planning is still underway and more details will follow.
Rather than the street address, please punch in “Aquatic Resources Education Center” or “AREC” when mapping directions to Shad Night. We advise avoiding 295 when coming during rush hour. Use Pennsylvania Ave, SE as an alternate, exiting on Fairlawn Ave. or Prout St., both leading to Nicholson St. and access under 295 to Anacostia Drive.