NEVERSINK, NY (August 15, 2015) – A free, educational opportunity to learn about the New York City (NYC) watershed is offered on Saturday, September 19. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will hold this program from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for outdoor enthusiasts, homeowners in the region, and the general public. Participants will meet at the Kramers Cove kayak launch site located on Aden Road at the Neversink Reservoir in the Town of Neversink. Kayaks will be available or attendees can bring their own. Participants must be at least 16 years of age to participate.
Participants will experience a hands-on approach to learning about the NYC watershed system that will begin as an informational session and continue by kayak on the Neversink Reservoir. Kayakers will discuss aquatic invasive species in the area and encounter the ecology of the watershed system first hand.
“The purpose of this program is to increase awareness and knowledge of the NYC watershed system while having fun and experiencing the beauty of the water where we live that benefits people over one hundred miles away,” said Melinda Meddaugh, CCESC resource educator.
Space is limited and pre-registration for this free program is required in advance, without exception. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180 or email@example.com. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.
This event is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.