Register now for a winter snowshoe stream walk with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program along a tributary to the Little Beaver Kill on the grounds of Kenneth Wilson State Campground, located at 859 Wittenberg Road in Mount Tremper, on Saturday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If there is not enough snow for snowshoeing, a “no-snow” date is scheduled for Saturday, February 20. If there is still no snow on this date, a regular stream walk will be held without snowshoes.
Snowshoes and walking poles will be provided, though participants are encouraged to bring their own gear. Those with limited or no experience snowshoeing are encouraged to attend. Instruction on how to snowshoe properly and safely will be given before venturing out on the trail.
The walk will be approximately two hours in length on New York State Department of Environmental Conservation land. The walk is designed for beginners, but the group at times may go off-trail. During the walk, educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County will share information about local streams and protecting water resources and investigate signs of local wildlife. There will be frequent stops to point out interesting features of the stream or to discuss environmental topics. Be sure to bring your own snack and beverage.
Meet at the Kenneth Wilson State Campground parking area by 10 a.m. Participants must fill out and return a Liability and Media Release Form and a Stream Safety Pledge in order to participate.
The event is free of charge, but space is limited. Register early to hold your spot at https://tinyurl.com/snowshoestreamwalk2021 or contact Brent Gotsch at the AWSMP office at email@example.com or (845) 688-3047, extension 103.