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10th graders from NFA, North Excelsior Academy Count Eels in Quassaic Creek
10th grade students from Newburgh Free Academy, North Campus Excelsior Academy volunteer to count eels in Quassaic Creek each week. Students participate in this community service initiative with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Scenic Hudson.
Eels swim into a net that allows the students to take a count. The students then travel slightly upstream to release the eels. Throughout their weeks of volunteering, students have counted anywhere between two single eels and 2,000 eels at a time.
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