Updated July 24th, 2020
The Ausable River Association remains committed to the health and safety of our communities and our watershed in the midst of COVID-19 developments. We are closely monitoring the situation on a regional, state, and federal level, and are adhering to all government and health department recommendations for safe operations. As these recommendations evolve, including New York's phased reopening, we will make decisions about our 2020 events, so please stay tuned to this page for updates. Thank you to everyone who is part of protecting our community's health and preserving the Ausable watershed, for current and future generations.
Ride for the River
July 17th - 26th, 2020
Ride for the River must roll on - safely. This important annual fundraiser is a celebration of the river and surrounding communities, and all proceeds directly support our work to protect the clean waters, healthy streams, biodiverse habitats, and scenic beauty of the Ausable River watershed.
Guided River Tours
August - October, 2020
Please join the Ausable River Association staff for Guided River Tours held throughout the summer months. We will lead guided hikes to local destinations, a paddling trip on the West Branch Ausable River, a Riverwalking experience, and more. This year we will also feature expert guest presenters, adding a new depth to the interpretive experience.
Ausable River Clean-Up
Late Summer, 2020
Our annual river clean-ups are open to all community members who want to restore and protect the beauty of the Ausable River. This year's clean up will take place at Carpenters Flats near Keeseville, and is in the works for late summer 2020. Please visit our Paddling River Clean-Up page for date announcement and additional details.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 18th year! Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.