[NYCkayaker] Fish night at the Arsenal--Wednesday March 20

Nancy Brous nbrous@gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 15:12:14 EDT 2013

Via Damian Griffin at the Bronx River Alliance:

Veronica M. White Commissioner
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
And the Bronx River Alliance
Invites you to an event in the
Uncommon Ground lecture series

"Migration Reform: Opening up the Bronx River to Migratory Fish"

Join us as we celebrate the start of construction of NYC=92s first
fish ladder and fish migration with an evening of discourse,
discussion and dance.

Scientist and author John Waldman will preview his latest book
on the history and fate of diadromous fish, researcher George
Jackman will share early results on a current WCS/NOAA Bronx
River eel study, the Bronx River Fish Passage plans will be
presented and choreographer Paloma McGregor will present a
work based on her long term interest in fish and the people who
study their behavior.

In the spring of 2013, construction is expected to begin on the
first of three fish passages on the Bronx River. The =93Fish Ladder,=94
as it is also called, is intended to permit fish migration for
alewife for the first time in 330 years, and improve migration of
American eels. Both of these species are on the decline
worldwide and this small project is part of larger efforts to
support biodiversity in the world=92s oceans.

Wednesday, March 20
6:00 p.m. -- 8:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow
The Arsenal Gallery
Central Park
64th Street and Fifth Avenue
Free. Event seating is limited, to RSVP please email:

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