Tue, Jun 13|
River Resource Center
June River Talk: Wild & Scenic Aquatic Life of the Musconetcong
What sort of creatures inhabit the Musconetcong River? If you're an angler, you might think of trout, and perhaps different kinds of insects...
Time & Location
Jun 13, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
River Resource Center, 10 Maple Ave, Asbury, NJ 08802, USA
About the event
What sort of creatures inhabit the Musconetcong River? If you're an angler, you might think of trout, and perhaps different kinds of insects. Or, if you're a birder, you may think of bald eagles and mallards. However, the National Wild and Scenic Musconetcong has a variety of beautiful and interesting species from all over the tree of life. So, join us for a survey of life in the Musconetcong, as well as more targeted information on some animals of interest to researchers and conservationists. First, Ryan Jiorle of the MWA will present the results of recent fish sampling surveys done by the Musconetcong Watershed Association. Then, Robert Somes, Senior Zoologist with NJ Fish and Wildlife, will provide an in-depth look at the life history and conservation of freshwater mussels, one of the most fascinating, yet imperiled groups of organisms calling this Wild and Scenic river home.
This River Talk is the third installment of a 2023 series of River Talks focusing on the Musconetcong River as a National Wild and Scenic River, a designation established by Congress in 2006. Be on the lookout for our National Park Service brochure coming out this year!