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Eels Coming To The Butternut Creek
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
New Lisbon Town Hall
908 County Rd 16,
Garratsville, NY 13342
Lecture / Presentation
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER!
We have postponed the presentation until February 2nd.
(New Lisbon Town Hall, Feb. 2nd 3-5 pm)
Please join Sarah Coney, a Masters student at SUNY Oneonta for her presentation on the reintroduction of the American Eel to the NY portion of the Upper Susquehanna Watershed.
Dams across the Susquehanna River from Maryland to New York currently prevent American Eels from returning to this watershed where they were once a significant part of the Susquehanna Watershed's ecosystem. With the reintroduction of eels we get the chance to study eels in the Susquehanna for the first time in over 50 years. Eels are part of the Eastern Elliptio and Yellow-lamp mussels life cycle and it is hoped their reintroduction will reverse declining populations of these mussels. Further, reintroducing the eels will hopefully lead to a reduction in invasive rusty crayfish.
Sarah will begin stocking the Butternut Creek with eels in spring 2019. We invite anyone who is interested in how her study will impact our waterway, fishing, and health of the ecosystem along the Butternut Creek to join us from 3:00 to 5:00pm Saturday February 2nd at the New Lisbon Town Hall in Garratsville. (908 County Rd 16, Garrattsville, NY 13342)
Photo is of an American Eel Caught just below the Cooperstown Dam in 2018