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What's That in the Water? A Guided Exploration of Aquatic Invasive Species


Rondout Creek
Sleightsburgh Park Boat Ramp
Port Ewen, NY 12466

41.920139 -73.974593

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 4, 2021, 6:00PM


Event Type Paddle Description Have you ever wondered what plants or animals are lurking beneath the surface of your favorite waterway? Have you ever wondered if those same plants or animals are supposed to be there? Join the Lower Hudson PRISM Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator for an educational workshop on the water all about New York's most unwanted aquatic invaders! From the conspicuous water chestnut to the smallest zebra mussel, you'll learn basic identification, impacts, and what you can do to prevent their spread. Sponsoring Organization Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management

Contact Information
(914) 762-2912 x141


Advance registration required.
Register by 9/2/2021 with Lindsay Yoder at

Additional Information

We will be paddling Rondout Creek as the tide rises, so the return trip may be more difficult than the launch, but waters are generally calm at this portion of the creek. Strong currents may be possible if winds are high.
Additional Equipment Required: Participants must bring and wear a personal floatation device at all times.

Event Duration (hours): 1.5
Difficulty: Moderate
Not suitable for children under age 13.
Length (miles): 1.5
Boat: You must provide your own boat.

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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