I Spy Invasive Species
October 2 @ 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Come join the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA), and other local partners on October 2nd at 10am for a float down the Susquehanna River looking at invasive (and some native) species growing along its shores and in its water. Learn how to identify invasive riparian and aquatic plants found in the Susquehanna Watershed while enjoying a float down the scenic river!
The float will start at the NYSDEC Crumhorn Fishing Access at 10am and end at the NYSDEC Silliman Cove access, though participants are welcome to exit at the NYSDEC Portlandville launch if preferred.
Participants can bring their own kayak or canoe or can rent one from Canoe and Kayak, LLC in Portlandville, NY. All watercraft must be clean and decontaminated before and after the paddle to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Life jackets will be provided if needed.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided, though participants are encouraged to bring water and a lunch. We plan to paddle rain or shine so be sure to dress for the weather! However, in the event of thunderstorms, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, October 9th.
Registration is required! Visit CRISP’s website to sign up for this free program.
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