Stream program announces Ashokan Watershed Month - BlueStone Press
October 28, 2020

Stream program announces Ashokan Watershed Month


The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program has declared that September 2019 is Ashokan Watershed Month, celebrating the unique characteristics that make the Ashokan watershed so special for those who live and visit here.

During September, AWSMP and its watershed partners are offering a series of events that are educational and fun for the entire family. Take a self-guided “Ashokan Watershed Adventure” to important stream sites from the top to bottom of the watershed and win a patch and other prizes. For artsy types, attend a plein-air painting workshop and learn about the stream features that you’ll be painting. If you want to get outside, take a guided paddle at Kenneth Wilson Campground, explore the Esopus Creek on a Rail Explorers rail car, or learn about fly fishing and the Esopus Creek fishery. There will also be a series of talks and interpreted walks on the topics of Ashokan Reservoir operations, watershed wetlands, and paleoclimate. The month wraps up with a volunteer riparian planting project near one of AWSMP’s stream restoration projects, followed by a closing party and social hour.

Most of these events are free and family friendly, but registration may be required. To learn more about specific events and to register, visit

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District, and NYC Department of Environmental Protection. Watershed residents can call the office with stream-related questions at 845-688-3047 or stop by in Shokan. Visit for more information.

For information about CCEUC’s community programs and events, go to http://ulster.cce.cornelledu/. Stay connected to CCEUC on Facebook and follow on Instagram.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Contact the program office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.


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