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Migration Reform: Opening up the Bronx River to Migratory Fish

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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’s 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 “Fish Ladder,” 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’s 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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