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Volunteers count river fish Saturday

Aug 04, 2017 12:03 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hosts the sixth annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count Saturday with local fish counters in Coxsackie, Staatsburg, and Castleton-on-Hudson. The public is invited to count the more than 200 fish species that live in or visit the Hudson River. Volunteers collect fish using seine nets, minnow traps, or rods and reels, count them, and release them. Local sites include:
• Staatsburg in Dutchess County at Norrie Point. 10 a.m.-noon; seining next to Environmental Center; Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Kingston Kingston Point Beach: 5 p.m.; seining; Hudson River Estuary Program.
• Coxsackie at Riverfront Park. 10 a.m.-noon; seining at Riverside Festival, near boat launch; Hudson River Estuary Program /Capital District Marine Aquarists Society.
• Castleton-on-Hudson at Schodack Island State Park. 10 a.m.-noon; seining at boat launch; River Haggie Outdoors/Rensselaer Land Trust.