The Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count is held each summer to show the variety of underwater species that call the Hudson River home.
What exactly takes place at a fish count? Find out!
This year’s Hudson River Estuary Fish Count will be held at Peebles Island State Park on August 15th from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM and will be sponsored by the DEC.
Fish Count programs explore the incredible variety of fascinating species that hide below the Hudson River’s surface.
Participants in the Fish Count program can watch from shore, or jump into waterproof waders to help pull in the net with all of the fish. After the catch is displayed and discussed, the fish are released back into the Hudson. As the day continues, participating groups will share their catch results with one another.
The event itself is free, however, those driving into Peebles Island State Park will be charged $6 per vehicle.The DEC recommends you pre-register by calling 845-256-3115. It is also important to note that the south bridge into Peebles Island State Park off Ontario Street in Cohoes is closed. All access to the park is through the north end bridge on Second Street in Waterford.
Will you be attending The Great Hudson River Estuary Count?