September 22nd: Kayak Tour of tidal Esopus

Saturday, September 22

Kayak Tour of the Tidal Lower Esopus – 9:30AM – 1PM

As part of Ulster County Creek Week, Riverkeeper and the Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership, with and Kenco are hosting a kayak tour of the tidal Lower Esopus Creek. The tour is suitable for those who have experience in a kayak.

Learn about the natural history and environmental issues facing the Lower Esopus Creek, with Riverkeeper’s Watershed Program Director Kate Hudson, naturalist Richard Parisio and other experts. The tour will include the tidal Lower Esopus creek, as well as a tour of the Saugerties Lighthouse. Riverkeeper has been working protect the creek from muddy discharges from the Ashokan Reservoir, and to test water quality as part of our Hudson River water quality study.

A limited number of kayaks, paddles and life preservers will be provided free of charge by and Kenco. RSVP to Dan Shapley at to reserve a spot on the trip and request equipment. Rentals are also available from Kencoand Saugerties Marina. If you bring your own kayak, be sure to bring all necessary paddling and safety equipment as well. Everyone should pack a snack or lunch, water and sun protection. Meet at Tina Chorvas Park, East Bridge Street, Saugerties, N.Y.

This event is part of Ulster County Creek Week, September 15-23.
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