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Contact: Annette Martin, 301-714-2201
Washington, D.C.–The National Park Service (NPS), Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is hosting a public meeting regardingFletchers Cove river access. The public is invited to provide inputon December 17, 2014 from6:30 PM to 8:00 PMat the NPS National Capital Region Headquarters locatedat1100 Ohio Drive, SW, Washington, DC,20242.
Fletchers Cove has been a popular river fishing destination in the District for more than a century, but sedimentation is threatening recreational/subsistence fishing and concession operations (boat rentals). NPS is committed to working with the concessioner to provide safe, appropriate, and sustainable access for fishing and boat rentals at this site. Those interested in this issue may attend the meeting to engage in a dialogue about potential short- and long-term solutions.