Great Hudson River Fish Count August 10: Save the Date!

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Great Hudson River Fish Count August 10

children gather around a net looking at fishHave you ever wondered what lives beneath the waters of the Hudson River? Join us for the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count on Saturday, August 10th to find out! The Fish Count will take place at 19 sites along the banks and piers of the Hudson from Staten Island in New York City to Peebles Island State Park in the Capital Region. Fresh upriver and salty at New York City, the Hudson estuary and its watershed are home to more than 200 fish species. During this family-friendly event, participants are invited to explore the amazing variety of slippery, wriggly, and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the river’s surface. Depending on the site, seines, minnow traps, and rods and reels are used. Participants may don waders to help haul a seine - a curtain of net used in shallow water - or try their luck with a fishing rod. After naturalists display and discuss the catch, the fish are released back to the river.

The Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count is free. For details on sites, locations, and times, please visit DEC’s website. The event is sponsored by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program.