May 19, 2016
Contact: Richard Evans, Ecologist, Resource Management and Science Division
, (570) 296-6952
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Superintendent John J. Donahue invites the public to attend a special lecture presentation on migratory fish in the Delaware River on Saturday, May 21 at 7 pm. The free program will be held at Bushkill Meeting Center on Route 209 in Bushkill, PA.
Our Ocean Connection: American Shad and Other Migratory Fish of the Delaware will focus on the significance of the Delaware River as the single largest free-flowing river open to the Atlantic Ocean in the United States and its importance as a habitat for a number of species of migratory fish including American Shad, Stripped Bass, and Blueback Herring. Take a trip from the ocean to the river and back and learn about natural history and ecology of these fish and the Delaware River.
The event is the first in a series of special lecture presentations sponsored by the Friends of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and will be hosted by Richard Evans. Evans has worked as an ecologist for the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for 23 years and has an extensive background in ecology and zoology. He has a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin and a M.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University.