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 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.