A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor

October 14, 2021

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In 2021 we celebrated being back out sampling with a good percentage of our schools! This 19th annual 'Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor' event was the first field event for many of our schools in 18 months! Schools gathered with partner groups, many with support from the wonderful Student Conservation Association members throughout the region, while once again our upriver sites were visited by the DEC fisheries teams who brought full sized fish to those for the students to identify and enjoy. For 2021 we hosted ~3300 samplers at ~70 sites along the river, as groups enjoyed the challenge and opportunity of working outdoors. Through the years we have worked with ~59,680 students, teachers and environmental educators measuring salinity, chemistry, turbidity, biology and sediments. Over 39,450 fish from 80 different species have been netted, representing over one third of the 235 species documented in the Hudson River watershed! Worksheets from 2021 in both English & Spanish are available for different ages/skills at the links below:
WORKSHEETS FROM 2021 DAY IN THE LIFE RESULTS

2021 Elementary/Middle School Worksheets

Fish Worksheet - ENGLISH / SPANISH

Salinity Worksheet - ENGLISH / SPANISH

2021 High School Worksheets

Fish Worksheet - ENGLISH / SPANISH

Salinity Worksheet - ENGLISH / SPANISH

Teachers 2001 Elementary/Middle School

Fish Worksheet - ENGLISH / SPANISH

Salinity Worksheet - ENGLISH / SPANISH

Teachers 2021 High School

Fish Worksheet- ENGLISH / SPANISH

Salinity Worksheet - ENGLISH / SPANISH

 

October 14th was a beautiful clear day. Much of the spring and summer had been wet so salinity levels were push down much further than 2019. Some sites upriver posted salinities below the detecable limits of our sampling (<32 ppm) and the salt front (100 ppm chloride) was located at ~ RM49 south of West Point.

*Grey designates a HS or undergrad partner site

Site Names/Locations

Site Data (word or xls) Site Data (pdf)

Site Names/Locations

Site Data (word or xls) Site Data (pdf)
Files by Parameter Adirondacks - Headwaters (Reed) RM317.5-300 RM317.5-300

Nyack Memorial Park NYHS

RM28

RM28

Sites & Participating Groups

Hoosick River, Hoosick Falls High School Hoosick (no data submitted) Hoosick (no data submitted) Piermont Pier, Piermont, 10/14/21 RM25.4 RM25.4
Tabbed Masterfile of all the files is available in this linked google sheet - see tabs on the bottom to find all parameters.

Schoharie Creek, Middleburgh HS

Mohawk Drainage Mohawk Drainage Piermont Pier, Piermont 10/15/21 RM25.4 RM25.4
  Peebles Island - HS RM154 RM154 Matthiessen Park, Irvington RM25 RM25
  Green Island - staff RM153 RM153 MacEachron Park, Hastings RM22 RM22
 

Rensselaer Boat Launch, TVHS

RM146 RM146 Beczak,Habirshaw Park, Yonkers RM18.3 RM18.3
  Corning Preserve, Albany RM145.5 RM145.5 Englewood Boat Basin, NJ RM14 RM14
  Papscanee Preserve RM140 RM140

Inwood Hill Park, Hudson River

RM12.75

RM12.75

  Henry Hudson Park, Bethlehem RM138 RM138

Pier 125th St., NYC, Columbia Secondary

RM10 RM10

 

Schodack Island RM133.4 RM133.4 Pier i, 59th Street - Riverside Park RM6.8 RM6.8

 

Hannacroix Creek Preserve RM132.5 RM132.5 Hudson River Park Pier 84 PM RM5.6 RM5.6

 

Nutten Hook Unique Area RM124.5 RM124.5 Hudson River Park Pier 45 - (Lab HS) (not submitted)

RM3.2

RM3.2
  Hudson Waterfront Park, Hudson RM117 RM117 Hudson River Park ~Pier 45 (NYSWD) RM3.2 RM3.2
  Lasher Memorial Park, Germantown RM108.5 RM108.5 Hudson River Park Pier 40 RM2.9 RM2.9
  Tivoli Bay South, Redhook

RM98

RM98 Morris Canal Basin, New Jersey RM0.5 RM0.5
Kingston Point, Kingston, Staff RM92 RM92 Swinder Cove, Harlem HrLRM13 HrLRM13
George Freer Park, Port Ewen RM90.5 RM90.5 Randall's & Ward's Island HrLRM1 HrLRM1
Esopus Meadows, Ulster Park

RM87

RM87 Concrete Plant, Bronx River (Bronx HS) BrxRM4.5 BrxRM4.5
Norrie Point, Staatsburgh, FRHS

RM84.5

RM84.5

Francis Lewis Park, East River, ER RM13.7 ER RM13.7
Norrie Point, Staatsburgh, Kingston Farm

RM84.5

RM84.5

East River 67th St. ER RM6 ER RM6
Quiet Cove, Poughkeepsie

RM78

RM78

Gantry Plaza Pier 1, East River

ER RM5.7 ER RM5.7
Wayras Park, Boat Launch RM 75.5 RM75.5

Gantry Pier 4/Hunters Point, East River (no data submitted)

ER RM5.6 ER RM5.6
Chelsea Boat Launch, Wappinger Falls

RM65

RM65

East River State Park, Brooklyn Fire-Boat House ER RM4.1 ER RM4.1
Long Dock, Beacon (staff)

RM61

RM61

Brooklyn Bridge Park East-East River, Pier4 ER RM1.7 ER RM1.7
People's Waterfront & Boat Launch, Newburgh

RM60.5

RM60.5

Brooklyn Bridge Park East-East River-Pier 5 ER RM1.7 ER RM1.7
Dennings Point, Beacon RM60 RM60 Brooklyn Bridge Park East-East River-Pier3 ER RM1.7 ER RM1.7
Plum Point, New Windsor RM58.1 RM58.1 Governor's Island, Pier 101 NW, Manhattan

NYH-1

NYH-1
Cornwall Landing RM57 RM57 Governor's Island SW, Manhattan (not submitted)

NYH-1

NYH-1
West Point, South of Gee's Point

RM52

RM52

Valentino Pier, Red Hook

NYH-2.3

NYH-2.3

Riverfront Green, Peekskill RM43.5 RM413.5 Bush Terminal Piers, Brooklyn (not submitted) NYH-3.7 NYH-3.7
Verplanck, Steamboat Dock RM41

RM41

Pier 1 Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island NYH-4.5 NYH-4.5
Haverstraw Bay County Park RM38 RM38 Penn side of Shirley Chisolm Park, Jamaica Bay NYH-5 NYH-5
Bowline Point Town Park, Haverstraw RM37 RM37 Kaiser Park, Brooklyn NYH-8.5 NYH-8.5
Louis Engel Park, Ossining RM32.5 RM32.5 Great Kills Park, Staten Island RM -11.2 RM -11.2

 

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