Parks Host ‘Running of the Fishes’ In Bronx River

The volunteers helped release the alewifes into their new home in the Bronx River.
Photo by Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

By Robert Wirsing

The alewifes were safely transported from a container into a net before being placed into the river.
Photo by Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

NYC Parks, in partnership with the Bronx River Alliance, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection joined in stocking the Bronx River with 400 alewife, a type of river herring, on Tuesday, April 9.

Councilman Andy King and Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa helped the volunteers re-establish the native fishes’ population in one of the nation’s most urbanized waterways.
Photo by Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

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