We work with NOAA to maintain an an eel trap under the bridge at Mill Pond Park. The trap is checked every day to record the number of eels entering the pond. Currently our days to check the trap are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We usually park at the side of the road on King Street and walk down to the park.
1 piece of paper
Bucket and net (kept at site)
What you will accomplish:
The goal of monitoring the eel population at Millbrook Pond is to understand the effects that changes in the environment have on their abundance. American Eels are a species that are encountering many threats, from being fished to being ground up in the turbines of hydroelectric dams during migration.