TAPS Togethers: National Park Fishing Days

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar October 15, 2022, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Eastern
Fletcher's Cove in Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, Washington, D.C.
Registration Close Date: October 13, 2022
Health Guidelines: In accordance with the most current information available, as of May 1, 2022, TAPS lifted the requirement to provide proof of full vaccination to attend in-person events. If you are flying to attend an event, we do recommend a negative COVID test prior to travel. We will provide a COVID test as part of the check-in process at the event and anyone testing positive will be unable to participate in the event. We will continue to monitor COVID variants and we may adjust protocols to ensure safe and healthy gatherings. These adjustments could once again include requiring proof of full vaccination and/or a negative COVID test.

All military survivors ages 10 and up are invited to join us at Fletcher’s Cove in Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park at 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. for a TAPS Togethers: National Park Fishing Day!

Fly Fishing Georgia

Fly Fishing Georgia

In partnership with the National Park Trust and Trout Unlimited, TAPS has prepared for you a unique opportunity to share time in the great outdoors with your fellow survivors through fly fishing! Every participant will be provided with a rod and reel to take home and will have the opportunity to learn from our friends at Trout Unlimited the basics of fly fishing!

All ages 10 and up and accessibility levels are welcome to attend. Please register by October 10, 2022 to guarantee your rod and reel. Lunch, snacks and water will be provided, as well as all fishing equipment.

Qualified, volunteer guides at Trout Unlimited will provide their expertise in fishing education and support our physical safety in a variety of outdoor spaces. For more information, visit the National Park Trust or Trout Unlimited.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Hunsell at expeditions@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).


Event Facilitator

Rachel Hunsell


Rachel Hunsell, Program Manager for Outdoor Engagement

Rachel develops, implements and supports programming in the outdoors across the TAPS network, including our backcountry Expeditions. Rachel connects survivors with the healing power of the outdoors and encourages participants to reconnect with their inner strength by creating emotionally safe and understanding environments. As a survivor honoring the life and death of her brother, Marine Lance Cpl J. Kyle Price, she understands the valleys and mountaintops we experience along the journey after loss.