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Kayak Tour of the Tidal Lower Esopus for Ulster Creek Week

Ulster County Creek Week
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When:
September 14, 2013: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Where:
Tina Chorvas Park, East Bridge Street, Saugerties, NY map

As part of Ulster County Creek Week and the Hudson River Valley Ramble, Riverkeeper and the Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership, are hosting a kayak tour of the tidal Lower Esopus Creek. The tour is suitable for those who have experience in a kayak.

Learn about the natural history and environmental issues facing the Lower Esopus Creek, with Riverkeeper’s Watershed Program Director Kate Hudson, The Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership’s Mary McNamara and other experts. The tour will include the tidal Lower Esopus creek, as well as the grounds (but not the interior) of the Saugerties Lighthouse. Riverkeeper has been working protect the creek from muddy discharges from the Ashokan Reservoir, and to test water quality as part of our Hudson River water quality study.

Cost is $10, and benefits Riverkeeper. Space is limited to 25 participants, and individuals may register no more than two people. Eight rental kayak spots are available for $25 each from I Paddle New York.

Register by contacting Dan Shapley at dshapley@riverkeeper.org or 914-478-4501 x226.

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