Creek Paddle – Day in the Life of the Hudson Estuary
Oct 12, 1pm-4pm
53-21 Vernon Blvd
LIC, NY 11101
As usual, FREE. 🙂
Description of the theme from the NY DEC: “On one day each autumn, thousands of students from New York City to Troy participate in the annual “A Day in the Life of the Hudson and Harbor” event. Students collect scientific information to create snapshots of the river at dozens of locations, then share their data via the web so they can better understand how their piece of the river fits into the larger Hudson estuary ecosystem. “A Day in the Life” is sponsored by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program and produced with assistance from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.”
To join HarborLAB’s paddle please read the details below and email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Day in the Life Paddle.” Please tell us your age, affiliation, paddling experience, and any special needs. Thanks!
1PM: Gather at HarborLAB (53-21 Vernon Blvd, LIC, NY 11101)
Canoe the Queens bank of the Newtown Creek. Please photograph flora, fauna, vessel traffic, environmental problems, industry and industrial relics, and other scenes you feel capture the state of the creek today.
We’ll also collect and tabulate plastic trash. We encourage students to sample water, mosses, and soil for testing.
330PM: Return. Pack away.
Side note: 7AM: Erik Baard will sample water for delivery to CUNY LaGuardia Community College for bacteria testing. Volunteers and students are welcome to join.
This water sampling is special to this event but identical to our regular NYCWTA practice. More here: