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Kayak Tour of the Tidal Lower Esopus (Ulster County Creek Week)

Ulster County Creek Week
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September 22, 2012: 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Tina Chorvas Park, East Bridge Street, Saugerties, N.Y. map

NOTE: This event is fully booked. Contact Dan Shapley to be added to the wait list (contact info below).

As part of Ulster County Creek Week and the Hudson River Valley Ramble, Riverkeeper and the Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership, with and Kenco 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, naturalist Richard Parisio and other experts. The tour will include the tidal Lower Esopus creek, as well as a tour 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.

Free kayaks are no longer available so please bring you own, plan to rent or have your name added to our waiting list. RSVP to Dan Shapley at [email protected] to reserve a spot on the trip and request equipment. Rentals are also available from Kenco and Saugerties Marina. If you bring your own kayak, be sure to bring all necessary paddling and safety equipment as well. Everyone should pack a snack or lunch, water and sun protection.