Historically, the river herring “run” or migration upstream to spawn each April is a symbol that spring has arrived
Parks Host ‘Running of the Fishes’ In Bronx River
The volunteers helped release the alewifes into their new home in the Bronx River.
By Robert Wirsing
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.
The alewifes were safely transported from a container into a net before being placed into the river.
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.
Updated 10:23 am, April 19, 2019