Please join us and learn how to monitor alewives for the 2017 spawning survey!
Volunteers are needed to watch for spawning alewife. Alewife are a species of river herring native to Long Island. Like salmon, they split their life cycle between salt and freshwater. Most Long Island tributaries once supported spring runs of returning alewife. Unfortunately, alewife runs have been decimated by dams, habitat loss and declining water quality. While remnant populations exist in a few rivers, little is known about their overall status across Long Island. Documenting existing spawning runs is an important step in the restoration effort.
KINDLY RSVP TO:
Long Island Sound Habitat Restoration & Stewardship Coordinator
Long Island Sound Study, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and Seatuck Environmental Association
WORKSHOP HOSTED BY:
The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor