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Whats for lunch? Seining in the San Lorenzo River
September 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about steelhead in the San Lorenzo River on your lunch break! Join the Coastal Watershed Council and City of Santa Cruz Water Department staff along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk to observe fish monitoring on September 21 from 11:30 to 12:30.
Throughout the summer the City of Santa Cruz Water Department routinely conducts seining along the lower San Lorenzo River to determine the size of steelhead populations, fish growth and age and size class compositions of the lagoon steelhead population. Seining is a method of monitoring fish using a seine, a net that hangs vertically in the water and is deployed from shore or by boat. During routine seining events, crews work carefully to catch and then measure and count steelhead.
The City of Santa Cruz Water Department invites fish enthusiasts for a closer look into this fish monitoring. During this lunchtime sessions, attendees will be able to observe how seining is conducted. At noon, fish biologists conducting the seining will join the observers to describe the process and answer questions about their findings. Bring a lunch and a friend and join us for fishy time down by the river!
We will meet at 11:30 at the base of the Trestle Bridge and may move down to Main Beach or up the Riverwalk depending on where the crews are working.