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The Fall Kill Aquablitz will explore the diverse aquatic life in Poughkeepsie's Fall Kill.

On October 5th, at Malcolm X Park (125 Mansion St.), the Fall Kill Aquablitz will be sampling multiple sites in the Fall Kill throughout the day! Starting at 8:30 AM, volunteers will be helping to collect organisms and photograph what we find. Photographs will be uploaded to iNaturalist, an online app that tracks global biodiversity. We'll also be creating multimedia images with text and audio to record the day and the people involved in a "Humans of the Fall Kill" project. We have free training sessions for both of these projects.

Free Pre-Aquablitz trainings: Wed., September 19th 3-5:30pm ~ iNaturalist training. Wed, October 3rd 3-5:30 at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory ~ “Humans of the Fall Kill” Training with The Art Effect.

Volunteers needed! There are many opportunities to get involved, including getting in the creek to find organisms, documenting what we find with photography, and interviewing participants. Go to our information and registration page ( to find out details about times, locations and free trainings, or contact us at

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