The clean-up is open to all community members and visitors who want to volunteer their time to help restore and protect the Ausable River.
AsRA will be working with Adirondack River Rentals to remove trash in and along the banks of the Main Stem Ausable River near Carpenter’s Flats.
Providing your own boat is encouraged, however Adirondack River Rentals will provide sterilized canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards to participants who need them. Bags and gloves will also be provided. Social distancing will be required when possible, and all participants must bring face masks in the event that social distancing is not possible. The day will be broken down into two shifts to allow for easier social distancing: 11 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.
The Ausable River faces many challenges including climate change, road salt, invasive species, undersized culverts, and bank erosion. Clean-up participants will be improving the health of the river, allowing it to better manage these challenges.
The clean-up will begin at Adirondack River Rentals at 3004 US 9, Peru, NY at 11 am or 1 pm depending on the shift. For more information and to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which shift you would prefer.
Photo of Ausable River Clean-Up provided.