Showshoe Stream Walk along the Little Beaver Kill February 13th

Posted on: January 29th, 2021 by Brent Gotsch

Reg­is­ter now for a Win­ter Snow­shoe Stream Walk with the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram along a trib­u­tary to the Lit­tle Beaver Kill on the grounds of Ken­neth Wil­son State Camp­ground locat­ed at 859 Wit­ten­berg Road in Mount Trem­per, NY from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 13, 2021. If there is not enough snow for snow­shoe­ing, a “No-Snow” date is sched­uled for Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 20. If there is still no snow on this date, a reg­u­lar stream walk will be held with­out snowshoes.

Snow­shoes and walk­ing poles will be pro­vid­ed, though, par­tic­i­pants are encour­aged to bring their own gear. Those with lim­it­ed or no expe­ri­ence snow­shoe­ing are encour­aged to attend. Instruc­tion on how to snow­shoe prop­er­ly and safe­ly will be giv­en before ven­tur­ing out on the trail.

The walk will be approx­i­mate­ly 2 hours in length on NYS Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion land. Walk is designed for begin­ners but the group at times may go off trail. Dur­ing the walk, edu­ca­tors from Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster Coun­ty will share infor­ma­tion about local streams and pro­tect­ing water resources, and we will inves­ti­gate signs of local wildlife. There will be fre­quent stops to point out inter­est­ing fea­tures of the stream or to dis­cuss envi­ron­men­tal top­ics. Be sure to bring your own snack and beverage.

Meet at the Ken­neth Wil­son State Camp­ground park­ing area at 859 Wit­ten­berg Road by 10:00 am. Par­tic­i­pants must fill out and return a Lia­bil­i­ty and Media Release Form and a Stream Safe­ty Pledge in order to participate.

The event is free of charge, but space is lim­it­ed. Please reg­is­ter ear­ly to hold your spot. Reg­is­ter online at https://cceulster.mahaplatform.com/events/snowshoestreamwalk or con­tact Brent Gotsch at the AWSMP office at bwg37@cornell.edu or 845–688‑3047 ext.103.

This pro­gram is fund­ed by the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion.

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