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.