Volunteers sought for annual fish count
The fifth annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at sites along the Hudson River.
Volunteers are needed to help capture fish using a 40-foot seine net, sort and count species, and release fish back into the Hudson.
Join the Rensselaer Land Trust and Fran Martino, River Haggie Outdoors, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Nutten Hook in Stuyvesant, Columbia County, or from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schodack Island State Park.
Volunteers who don’t want to get wet can share catch results by texting or posting to Twitter or Facebook.
For information, visit the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s website at http//www.dec.ny.gov/.
Local sites and times include:
Waterford/Saratoga 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peebles Island State Park, NYS Office of Parks/Hudson River Estuary Program;
Castleton/Rensselaer, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Schodack Island State Park NYS Office of Parks/Rensselaer Land Trust;
Athens/Greene, 10 to 11 a.m., Cohotate Preserve, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County;
Stuyvesant/Columbia, 3 p.m., Nutten Hook Unique Area, Hudson River Research Reserve/RiverHaggie Outdoors;
Poughkeepsie/Dutchess, 3 p.m., Quiet Cove Park, Hudson River Research Reserve.
Gloria MazurePost Author
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