Hudson River Fish Count August 5; Apply for Free Native Trees

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Seining on the Hudson near Beacon during the Great Hudson River Fish Count
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Great Hudson River Fish Count August 5

Visitors check the net for fishOn Saturday, August 5th, 18 sites along the shores of the Hudson and the piers of Manhattan will be busy with activity as groups armed with seine nets, minnow pots, crab traps, and fishing rods take a look at the variety of slippery, wriggly, and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface of the Hudson estuary. The Hudson estuary and its watershed are home to more than 200 fish species, including several that migrate into the river from the Atlantic Ocean each spring to spawn. This is a family-friendly event! For a list of locations and times, visit the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count website. While there, watch a clip about seining in the Hudson River on DEC's YouTube channel. Programs are free, but some require pre-registration and there are parking fees at some parks.

Free Native Plants to Improve Stream Habitat

Mom and daughters plant trees along a streamDo you own or manage land along a stream? You can apply for free native plants to help reduce erosion and improve habitat along your stream!

The Hudson Estuary Trees for Tribs Program offers free native trees and shrubs for planting along the tributary streams in the Hudson River Estuary watershed. Our staff can help you with a planting plan and work with your volunteers.

We are now accepting applications for fall planting projects. Applications received by August 1, 2017 will be given preference.

For more information about the program or to download an application, please visit DEC's website . If you have questions about a potential planting site, please contact Beth Roessler at (845) 256-2253 or

Now in its 10th year, Trees for Tribs has been responsible for planting more than 40,000 native trees and shrubs along 19 miles of stream with the help of more than 10,000 local volunteers.

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