Jorge Bogantes, Natural Resources Specialist at the Anacostia Watershed Society, brings on the muscles! The Anacostia Watershed Society’s (AWS) freshwater mussel restoration program is a pioneering effort to help increase the biofiltration capacity and the biodiversity of the aquatic ecosystems in the Anacostia River. Learn how mussels – hardworking invertebrates – improve water quality, enhance submerged aquatic vegetation beds, and support fish populations and wildlife.

AWS is not only educating the general public about these fascinating animals, but also educating school students through an innovative educational program called “Mussel Power.”

Baby mussels

Baby mussels

Learn more about the Naturalist Hour series HERE

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Recordings will be sent to registrants who cannot attend live. This event is hosted by the Audubon Naturalist Society as part of the Naturalist Hour series.