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Days of Action: The River Project

  • New York, NY 353 West Street New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)

The Wetlab volunteer experience is designed to help Wetlab staff maintain the Wetlab which includes the aquariums and educational areas. The Wetlab itself is a flow-through aquarium system that houses a living collection of fishes and invertebrates that are native to the Hudson River Estuary and New York Harbor. The Wetlab volunteer experience will give volunteers the opportunity to participate in a variety of Wetlab duties which include, but are not limited to: Tank preparation/maintenance: building habitat for fish and invertebrates (using native eelgrass, wood and pipes), cleaning aquarium tanks, and decorations for aquarium; Spring cleaning: light and general cleaning of the Wetlab; Maintaining outdoor oyster populations: checking health of oyster population and collecting data when needed; Checking traps: assisting staff members with checking traps and bringing any animals back to lab to house temporarily.

Register here!

Please bring snacks and water. Volunteers might get muddy so please dress accordingly.

Contact: Mackenzie Pope,, 212-233-3030

Where: Pier 40, 353 West St. New York, NY (Volunteers will meet at The River Project's Wetlab located on the Southside walkway of Pier 40)

Volunteers needed: 1-40

Earlier Event: June 7
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