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New York Power Authority Supports Hudson River Park Trust's Summer Ecology Program

Contact:
Evelyn Evans
914-390-8167
evelyn.evans@nypa.gov

July 19, 2006 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK—A contribution from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will help to support the Hudson River Park Trust’s (HRPT) Big City Fishing program this summer.

Big City Fishing is a catch-and-release program that explores the biology, water quality and wildlife inhabitants of the Hudson River and upland park areas.  The ecology program, which is free and open to the public, begins with an overview of the Hudson and its fish species.  Participants are then able to fish using live traps (for crabs) and fishing rods provided on site, and to view what they have caught in temporary holding tanks. 

NYPA and HRPT banners will be posted at the host sites of Big City Fishing—Pier 46 at Christopher and West Streets and Pier 95 at the Clinton Cove and Boathouse near 55th Street and the West Side Highway.  The program will be conducted from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. six days a week, except Mondays, through the Labor Day weekend and will also be available on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 4), its final day.

Evelyn Evans, NYPA public and governmental affairs specialist, said, “We’re very proud to help sponsor this Hudson River Park program.  It gives the public a rare environmental educational opportunity to explore the Hudson River from within the New York City urban setting.”

For more information about Big City Fishing and numerous other free summer events, please visit HRPT’s website: www.hudsonriverpark.org.

 

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