Updated September, 2021
The Ausable River Association remains committed to the health and safety of our communities and our watershed in the midst of COVID-19 developments, including the delta variant. 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, we will make decisions about our 2021 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 and Boquet watersheds, for current and future generations.
Earth Month Ausable River Cleanup
April 24, 2021
The Ausable River Association (AsRA) and Rotary Club of the Au Sable Valley, partnered with Rotary Club of Lake Placid, One Tree Planted, Trout Unlimited, and Adirondack Riverwalking to clean up the roadside along the West and East Branch Ausable River. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Guided River Tours
May - September, 2021
Thanks for joining the Ausable River Association staff for Guided River Tours held throughout the spring and summer months. We lead guided hikes to local destinations, a paddling trip on the West Branch Ausable River, a bat and moth research night, and more. This year we were pleased to partner with familiar and new expert guest presenters, adding additional depth to the interpretive experience. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Ride for the River
July 17 & 18, 2021
Thank you to everyone who braved the rainy weather and joined us for the 10th annual Ride for the River! This fun, family-friendly fundraising event 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. Click here to learn more, and stay tuned to next year's ride!
Ausable River Cleanup
September 17, 2021
This year's clean up, in partnership with Adirondack River Rentals, Casella Waste Systems, and One Tree Planted, was a big success. Over 30 people joined us in multiple shifts to clean up the Ausable River in Peru on Carpenter's Flats between Route 9 and the railroad bridge downstream. Than you to everyone who joined us, and click here to learn more!
September 22, 2021
Thank you to the 130+ people who joined us for our annual Friendraiser this year. It was a great event made even better by the many donors, business and nonprofit partners, and supporters who attended. Click here to learn more!
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
October 29, 2021
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 19th year! Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. Stay tuned for more information about this year's film festival. Click here to learn more!