UPDATE: Due to the weather forecast, this event will be held virtually. If you have already registered, you will receive the Zoom link by e-mail on Friday, 3/11. Registration for new participants is now closed.
American eels are migratory fish that are hatched in the Atlantic Ocean and enter rivers as tiny “glass eels” each spring. The species is in decline over much of its range, and baseline studies are needed for conservation. Teams of citizen scientists collect glass eels using nets and traps in Hudson River tributaries from Staten Island to Troy.
DEC educators will explain how juvenile fish are counted, weighed and released to better upstream habitats, often above dams, and how you can help protect this critical species by joining the Eel Project as a volunteer.
The program will take place at Teatown followed by an optional trip to Furnace Brook eel site for hands-on training.
Questions? – Contact Marie Roche firstname.lastname@example.org
20 person maximum
Teatown has updated its COVID protocols. Masks are now optional, but still encouraged, while inside the Visitor Center. We continue to follow current county, state, and CDC guidelines.