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Alewife Monitoring Training at CCE

March 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The lowly alewife, a member of the herring family, is a critical fish to our marine ecosystem and is prey to many of the local fish that we eat.

Every spring, volunteers from throughout Long Island take to the woods near ponds and streams to document the annual trips taken by alewives as they swim upstream to spawn.

This coming Thursday, March 10, volunteers will meet at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Riverhead headquarters at 423 Griffing Avenue for an annual trainingin becoming an alewife monitor.

The session, organized by the Long Island Sound Study, the Peconic Estuary Program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Seatuck Environmental Association, begins at 6 p.m.

Anyone can register at the Facebook event page or contact Peconic Estuary Program Education and Outreach Coordinator Sherryll Jones at peptalk@peconicestuary.org to RSVP or for more information.


March 10, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center
423 Griffing Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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631.727.7850 ext. 384
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