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American shad coming back in Potomac River

While the number of American shad is at a historic low in some areas, the fish that migrate from the ocean to fresh water to spawn every year are making a slow recovery in the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 11:58am EDT

Tags: American shad, River herring, Potomac River, fishing, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, snakehead, shad, Pierce Mill Dam, Rock Creek Park, Rock Creek

Woman found under bridge in Rock Creek Parkway has died

A woman found unconscious near Rock Creek Parkway early Saturday morning has died.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 01:29pm EST

Tags: Massachusetts Avenue, Rock Creek, Rock Creek Park, death

Coyotes can 'squeak out a living' anywhere

"It's highly likely that some are running around in the metropolitan area," says Greg Weiler, project leader for the Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Monday - 01/02/2012, 04:57am EST

Tags: coyote, Rock Creek, Greg Weiler, Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Kathy Stewart

D.C. region no stranger to black bear sightings

There have been numerous black bear sightings around the region recently, ranging from Fairfax County and Leesburg in Virginia to Frederick, Md. But wildlife experts tell WTOP it's nothing to be concerned about.

Friday - 07/08/2011, 01:37pm EDT

Tags: laura rizer, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, julia dixon, loudoun county animal services, Bill Line, Rock Creek, black bears, Michelle Basch, National Park Service