Fish Survey 2022

August 3, 2022 -

A crew from Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources conducted a backpack electrofishing survey about a half mile upstream of Little River Turnpike. The professionals opined that the results were “not bad for a suburban stream”. The species found included two common non-natives, Green sunfish, and Red-breasted sunfish.

Friends of Accotink Creek requested this survey because of anecdotal observations that the prevalence of fish has declined markedly, especially when compared with some tributaries. Although the surveyors found nothing alarming, they don’t have any baseline study for comparison, so we really don’t know.

Electrofishing in Accotink Creek