Stream Riffle Hunt!

Posted on: October 15th, 2015 by Brent Gotsch

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program invites you to explore the fascinating world of stream life in riffles!

 Date: Saturday, October 24th , 10am to 12:00pm

Searching for macroinvertebrates

Searching for macroinvertebrates


The program will take place by the Stony Clove Creek in Phoenicia, NY.

Staff from the Ashokan Watershed Stream Program will lead a hands-on educational program about the tiny and important natural inhabitants of the Stony Clove Creek. Participants will take an up-close look at different species of aquatic insects, and how they survive in Catskill mountain streams. We will also investigate how streams are structured to provide ideal habitat for insects and fish.

Meet at the Simpson Mini Park gazebo in Phoenicia along the Stony Clove Creek, at the corner of Route 214 and Main Street at 10am. The program will conclude at 12 noon. Parking is available at the back of the pharmacy parking lot, across the street.

Please dress warmly as the program will take place outside, and wear sturdy footwear that can get wet, such as boots or waders. Be prepared for a short walk along uneven ground. Please leave pets at home.

The event is free, and open to the public.

Pre-registration is required. 

For more information about the Stream Riffle Hunt, contact Watershed Educator, Jennifer Bowman at, or call 845–688-3047, ext. 8 to register.  In the event of rain or severe weather, the program will be canceled.