BANQUET: The Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland holds its first banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Potomac Boat Club, under Key Bridge. Tickets are $65, which includes CCA membership or renewal fees. Call Keith Pitchford, 202-333-3851.

HONORED: The Southern Maryland Chapter of Quail Unlimited won the National Youth in Conservation Award at the QU national convention. The chapter hosted, and paid for, four week-long outdoor education camps for 100 youngsters at Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area, and raised $18,000 to pay for a coordinator for the state's wildlife youth education program.

LEG-STRETCHER: The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club has an easy, five-mile hike through Glover Archbold Park in Northwest D.C. scheduled Wednesday. Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. at the McDonald's at the corner of Van Ness Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Bring lunch and water; call Carol Niedzialek, 301-439-1654.

BIG FISH: The Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited will offer a talk on fly-fishing for giant taimen at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Margaret Schweinhaut Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. The speaker will be Charlie Conn of Livingston, Mont., who leads trips to Mongolia for the giant salmonids, which commonly reach 30 to 36 inches. Call 301-725-5559.

OLD HAND: The Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman's Association meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at VFW Post 304 in Annapolis. The speaker will be veteran outdoors writer Bill Burton, who offers tips on fall fishing for sea trout and rockfish. Call 410-349-0400.

DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE: The Easton Waterfowl Festival winds up a three-day run in the historic Eastern Shore town today. Waterfowl art, decoys, retriever and shooting demonstrations and a variety of other attractions are scattered around town. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets are $10.

TYKE TALK: The Audubon Naturalist Society has a "wild things story hour" for preschoolers scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the book shop at the club's 40-acre nature preserve, Woodend, at 8940 Jones Mill Road in Chevy Chase. It's free, but reservations are required; call 301-652-9188.