Join Us for Our 2023 Guided Watershed Tours!
For the fourth year in a row, we are happy to offer 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. Watershed tours are designed to engage local citizens of all ages in outdoor recreational activities, while also inspiring participants to be active stewards of their local environment. Celebrate or kindle your appreciation for the natural beauty of the northern Adirondacks and leave with a better understanding of what threatens our local environment - and what you can do to protect these biodiverse habitats.
What to Expect
All guided watershed tours are free and open to the public, though donations are accepted. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Tours will last one to four hours and are subject to weather with rain dates in place. We will follow all CDC and NYSDOS COVID-19 safety guidelines. There is a maximum of 12 participants per tour, and registration in advance is required.
For questions and to register, please email events@ ausableriver.org or call (518) 637-6859.
2023 Winter Programs
• Thursday, February 16th: Invasive Species ID Hike, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Theme: Identifying Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)
Rebecca Bernacki from the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) will lead this field identification training and teach participants how to identify hemlock trees, survey for hemlock woolly adelgid, and report their findings in iMapInvasives. The training will take place at Owen Pond Trail off Route 86 between Lake Placid and Wilmington. This in-person training is designed to gain field experience after participating in an online training webinar hosted by APIPP, which will take place on January 24th. Participation in the webinar is not required to attend this event. Winter hiking gear (snowshoes and/or microspikes) may be required for this event depending on conditions, free loaner gear is available to participants who need it.
This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement (LC 00A00707-0) to NEIWPCC in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Matching funds were provided by guest naturalists.