September is Ashokan Watershed Month — Register for Events Now

Posted on: August 12th, 2019 by Leslie_Zucker

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) has declared that Sep­tem­ber 2019 is Ashokan Water­shed Month! Help us cel­e­brate the unique char­ac­ter­is­tics that make the Ashokan water­shed so spe­cial for those who live and visit here.

Dur­ing Sep­tem­ber, AWSMP and its water­shed part­ners are offer­ing a series of events that are edu­ca­tional and fun for the entire fam­ily. Take a self-guided “Ashokan Water­shed Adven­ture” to impor­tant stream sites from the top to bot­tom of the water­shed and win a patch and other prizes. For artsy types, attend a plein air paint­ing work­shop and learn about the stream fea­tures that you’ll be paint­ing. If you want to get out­side, take a guided pad­dle at Ken­neth Wil­son Camp­ground, explore the Eso­pus Creek on a Rail Explor­ers rail car, or learn about fly fish­ing and the Eso­pus Creek fish­ery. There will also be a series of talks and inter­preted walks on the top­ics of Ashokan Reser­voir oper­a­tions, water­shed wet­lands, and pale­o­cli­mate. We’ll wrap up the month with a vol­un­teer ripar­ian plant­ing project near one of our stream restora­tion projects fol­lowed by a clos­ing party and social hour.

Most of these events are free and fam­ily friendly, but reg­is­tra­tion may be required. To learn more about spe­cific events and to reg­is­ter visit ashokanstreams.org/conferences-training/watershed-month/. We look for­ward to cel­e­brat­ing Ashokan Water­shed Month with you!

Canoe-Kayak by Aaron Bennett

Cel­e­brate by par­tic­i­pat­ing in one of many events includ­ing a stream paddle.

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