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One Fish, Two Fish, Three Fish, Keep Counting

How many fish or kinds of marine life do you think live in the Hudson River? Want to count them? Only kidding, sort of.

This Saturday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be hosting the Great Hudson River fish Count for the sixth year and before you think they are completely crazy, they aren’t counting the number of fish, but rather how many species they can find.

Everyone is invited to join as naturalists will be conducting the count at various sites all along the Hudson River. In order to do this, they will be pulling 30-feet nets through the water and then looking for any water-life caught in the net. Participants can also use minnow traps or rods and reels. All fish will be returned to the river after everyone who is participating has a chance to see them.

The NYSDEC is also encouraging everyone to use #hudsonriverfishcount as they document their findings on social media. There’s several places in the Hudson Valley to participate including Long Dock Park in Beacon, Waryas Park in Poughkeepsie, Norrie Point in Staatsburg, and more. For the complete list, including times and any additional information needed, click here.

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