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2024 Events

Earth Month Ausable River Cleanup

April 20, 2024

Happy Earth Day! We'd like to thank the 100+ volunteers who joined us on Saturday for our annual earth month clean up! Thanks to you, we were able to remove thousands of pounds of trash and prevent it from entering the river. We're grateful for our partners at the Towns of Keene, North Elba, and Wilmington, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, IRONMAN Foundation, Green Goddess, NRS, Valley Grocery, and Origin Coffee for making this year's clean up possible. We hope to see you again next year!

The Great Adirondack Trail Run

June 15, 2024

Join us at The Mountaineer for a day of vendors, brand reps, food, music, and of course The Great Adirondack Trail Run & 5K fun run! All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ausable River Association. Click here for more details - registration opens in May.


June 20, 2024 - 5pm to 8pm

Save the Date for Our Annual Friendraiser! Join the Ausable River Association's staff, board, and fellow supporters at the Hotel Saranac to celebrate our efforts to restore damaged streams, protect and rebuild habitat, find solutions to water quality challenges, and connect communities to the watershed—all made possible thanks to you. This annual event is our way to show our gratitude for your support. Stay tuned for additional details.

Ride for the River

July 13 & 14, 2024

For over a decade, Ride for the River has been a breathtaking and fun ride along the Ausable River that is not to be missed! This fun, family-friendly fundraising event hosted by Bike ADK celebrates the Ausable River and the communities surrounding it. All proceeds directly support the work of the Ausable River Association (AsRA) to protect the clean waters, healthy streams, biodiverse habitats, and scenic beauty of the Ausable River watershed. Registration is capped at 150, so don't wait! Learn more and register here.

Discovering the Ausable: A Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program

July 16 - 20, 2024

We're excited to announce our 9th year of Discovering the Ausable: A Teen Aquatic Stewardship Program in partnership with the Adirondack Mountain Club. This weeklong teen summer camp immerses teens ages 13-15 in field-based science research and a thorough exploration of the waters of the Ausable River. Applications are now open for this year's program - click here to learn more and apply.


Past Events

Guided Watershed Tours


Join our staff and expert guest naturalists for outdoor education programming featuring diverse ecological themes in the Ausable, Boquet, and Saranac River watersheds. Click here to learn more about our tours and to sign up. 

Spring Tree Plantings

May 5 & 12, 2023

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who joined our tree plantings in May and helped us plant over 500 trees along the banks of the East Branch. Together we are working to restore the Ausable River. 

Purple Loosestrife Volunteer Pull

August 13, 2023

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who joined us in August for our annual purple loosestrife pull.

 Ausable River Paddling Cleanup

September 10th, 2023

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who joined us in September for our annual Ausable River Paddling Cleanup.

September Shindig

September 20, 2023

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our 2nd annual September Shindig. It was a beautiful evening good eats, brews, and friends.

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