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SOLD OUT -Kayak Tour of the Tidal Lower Esopus

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September 13, 2014: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Tina Chorvas Park East Bridge Street Saugerties 12477 map
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Creek-Week-final-2014As 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. This trip is appropriate only for people who have previous kayak experience. Potential hazards include but are not limited to Hudson River tides and currents, as well as boat traffic. Anyone under 18 must be experienced in a boat and accompanied by an adult guardian.

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, Saugerties Lighthouse Keeper Patrick Landewe, and a local ecologist. The kayak tour will include the tidal Lower Esopus creek, with a stop at the grounds of the Saugerties Lighthouse. (Note: The Lighthouse is a working B&B, and there will not be a tour of the lighthouse itself.)

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. Participants are encouraged to bring their own kayak equipment, including paddles and safety equipment, as well as water, food and sun protection. A limited number of kayak rentals are available for $25 each from I Paddle New York.

Questions? Contact Dana Gulley at [email protected] or 914-478-4501 x222.

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