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Volunteers needed for eel count

Mar 10, 2023 12:23 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for volunteers to help with the Department of Environmental Conservation’s annual eel count in streams and rivers from NYC to Albany County from late March through May. 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. Locally, the count takes place at the Hannacroix Creek site in New Baltimore. Anyone interested in helping should email or call Lindsey Strehlau-Howay of CCE Columbia and Greene Counties at Las549@cornell.edu, and 518-622-9820 x112. To help at any other location email or call Sarah Mount of NYSDEC at sarah.mount@dec.ny.gov, 845‐889‐4745 x106.

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