Winter Snowshoe Stream Walk on February 15th

Posted on: January 14th, 2020 by Brent Gotsch
Participants enjoy the 2019 AWSMP Snowshoe Stream Walk on Rochester Hollow Trail.

Participants enjoy the 2019 AWSMP Snowshoe Stream Walk on Rochester Hollow Trail.

 

*Please note that due to low snow amounts this event will be rescheduled for February 15. If there are still poor snow conditions a regular walk will occur.

Register now for a Winter Snowshoe Stream Walk along Birch Creek! We’ll snowshoe on a DEC trail at the end of Lower Birch Creek Road near Pine Hill, NY from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020. If there is 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 (NYSDEC) Wild Forest land. There is only a partial trail along the stream so the terrain could be somewhat challenging. During the walk, educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County will share information about local streams and how to protect 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. Light refreshments will be served.

Meet at the DEC parking lot at the end of Lower Birch Creek Road by 10:00 am.

The event is free of charge but space is limited. Please register early to hold your spot. Reg­is­ter online at https://tinyurl.com/SnowshoeWalk or contact Linda Gonnella at the AWSMP office at lg457@cornell.edu or 845–688-3047 ext. 0.

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