Stay tuned for details about our 2020 season Guided River Tours
The Ausable River Association was proud to host River Tours for summer 2019!
Thanks for joining our staff for outdoor education programming featuring themes of river ecology and stewardship in the Ausable River Watershed. Hiking and paddling trips were designed to engage local citizens of all ages in outdoor recreational activities, while also inspiring participants to be active stewards of their local environment. We learned new paddling and hiking techniques, stewardship practices, and methods for river and riparian restoration. Ausable River Associatin (AsRA) staff also demonstrated environmental DNA and water quality monitoring field data collection procedures and shared findings from AsRA’s data collection to date. Thanks for bringing your appreciation for the natural beauty in the Ausable Valley; we hope you left with a better understanding of what threatens our local environment - and what you can do to inspire responsible stewardship in your community. Please continue to engage in low-impact, Leave No Trace recreation designed to foster understanding, enjoyment, and conservation of our local water resources!
2020 Guided River Tours
In 2020, we will offer two themed hikes at local destinations, a birding walk at Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area, an on-the-water classroom by boat on Lake Placid, an interpretive canoe and kayak trip on Lake Everest, a moth and bat research evening workshop, a family-friendly snorkeling trip, and an interpretive Riverwalking experience. All of these tours are FREE thanks to a generous Education Grant awarded to AsRA by the Lake Champlain Basin Program, with funding from the Environmental Protection Agency through the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, with matching funds from a variety of supporters. Please stay tuned for tour dates, times, locations, and additional details. In the meantime, we hope to see you outside enjoying the beauty of the Ausable River watershed utilizing low-impact recreation.