The dates for the monthly fish count seining on Randall's island, NYC

Info for @zitserm , @steven-cyclist , @djringer , @catverde , and anyone else at all who might be interested.

"World Fish Migration Day
"June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
"The Hudson River Estuary is home to more than 200 species of fish. Join our Natural Areas team as we wade into the river to survey the incredible underwater life along the shores of Randall’s Island. Participants can get up close and personal with some of the species found and watch as the seine nets come to shore and fish are safely handled, identified, and then released back into the river. Staff will enter the river with special nets while participants watch from the natural beach."

Who is planning to come to this Saturday's event starting at 10 am on the Wards Island beach on Randall's Island?

I will be there. Warning -- this one is a public event, so there may be quite a few families and kids as well as the usual RIPA staff.

Note the dates listed for the rest of the seining events later on in the summer and fall.



On Jun 7, 2023, at 9:35 AM, John Butler wrote:

Hi Susan,

Just following up with additional dates to our monthly seining here on Randall's Island. Listed below are our tentative dates for the summer and fall.

Saturday June 10 (with additional time in the Little Hellgate Saltmarsh during the afternoon of Monday June 12)
Monday July 10
Tuesday August 22
Wednesday September 20
Monday October 23

John Butler (he/him) | Natural Areas Manager
Randall's Island Park Alliance
Icahn Stadium
10 Central Road
New York, NY 10035
T: 212-860-1899 x 113 | F: 212-860-2486 | C: 610-457-2205 |
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From: John Butler
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2023 4:30 PM
To: Christopher Girgenti; Susan and Ed
Subject: Re: Monthly fish counts at RI ?
Hi Susan,

Yes, like Chris said we will be seining on Saturday, June 10 from 10am-12pm on the beach along the Water's Edge garden. On Monday, June 12th from 12:30pm-2:30pm we will be seining in the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh.

We have not yet solidified July's seining date, but I will let you know when we do!

John Butler (he/him) | Natural Areas Manager

Posted on 07 June, 2023 21:09 by susanhewitt susanhewitt


I will try to come, assuming the wildfire haze isn't too terrible

Posted by zitserm about 1 year ago

Yes, I hope the air might be improving by then.

Posted by susanhewitt about 1 year ago

i plan to go
smoked fish are delicious

Posted by steven-cyclist about 1 year ago

I will be going. The air quality seems much better today and hopefully will be better still tomorrow morning.

Posted by susanhewitt about 1 year ago

The air seems quite clear this morning. I will be leaving home shortly. If anyone is not certain exactly where to meet up, text me.

The little Ward's Island beach is two or three hundred yards north of the turquoise 103rd street footbridge which goes over the Harlem River from East Harlem.

Posted by susanhewitt about 1 year ago

It went quite well. the seining produced the usual species as well as three northern pipefish, one Atlantic tomcod, and one skilletfish. Both of the latter were new to me.

I think Misha and Steven had a good time.

Posted by susanhewitt about 1 year ago

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