Do you ever wonder what lurks beneath the surface of the Hudson River? Join naturalists on Saturday, August 5 for the 12th Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count to find out. The count takes place at 11 sites along the banks and piers of the Hudson River from New York City to the Capital Region.
During this family-friendly, free event, participants are invited to explore the amazing variety of slippery, wriggly, and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the river’s surface. You can watch from shore or jump into available waterproof waders and help pull in the net. The fish are released after everyone has a chance to see them up close.
Freshwater upriver and salty at New York City, the Hudson River’s estuary and watershed are home to more than 220 fish species. For details on sites and times, please visit The Great Hudson River Fish Count website.
The event is sponsored by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program and the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve.