Sarah Lawrence Center for Urban River seeks volunteers to track migration of glass eels

From now until May, volunteers are needed to help count the number of eels coming through the area.

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2023, 12:10 PM

Updated 449 days ago

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The Sarah Lawrence Center for Urban River at Beczak in Yonkers is looking for volunteers to once again track the migration of glass eels swimming through the Hudson River.
From now until May, volunteers are needed to help count the number of eels coming through the area.
According to CURB, the eels are counted, weighed and released with important information collected about their population and health in the Hudson River.
The highest count for a single season since the project started 10 years ago was in 2019 with over 2,700 eels counted. Officials say the high eel count is a sign that the water quality in the Hudson River is improving.
There will be more research in the Spring with the focus turning to various species of fish, crabs and shrimp.


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