Eel Monitoring Training at Black Creek Preserve

Eel monitoring

Mar. 12, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Black Creek Preserve
Winding Brook Road
Esopus New York, 12429 • [MAP]

Learn about the mysterious life cycle of this fish that swims thousands of miles to grow up in a Hudson River tributary, and receive training to join the annual eel count at Scenic Hudson’s Black Creek Preserve.

Since 2008, the NYSDEC has spearheaded this project to record eels living along the Hudson River estuary. Volunteers — including families and school groups —will catch, count, and weigh juvenile eels before releasing them unharmed. Data recorded helps researchers determine how rapidly eel populations are declining.

Click here to register. 

Note: if you’re not already a registered Scenic Hudson volunteer, you’ll be prompted to sign up. Under the “Volunteer Opportunity Interest” prompt, select “Community Science” to stay in the loop for information on eel monitoring.

For questions about registering please email Molly Robinson,