Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ausable River Clean-up Announced

The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in partnership with Adirondack River Rentals is hosting an Ausable River Clean-Up on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Peru. All community members and visitors who wish to volunteer their time are welcome to help restore and protect the Ausable River.

The AsRA and Adirondack River Rentals will be removing trash along the Main Stem Ausable River near Carpenter’s Flats, in and along the river’s banks. It is encouraged you provide your own boat, but Adirondack River Rentals will be providing sterilized canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards to participants who need them. Bags and gloves will be provided.

Social distancing will be required when possible and all participants must wear face masks. The day will be divided into two shifts to allow for more convenient social distancing: 11:00am to 1:00pm, and then 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Household members are encouraged to share a canoe.

“This will be a fantastic opportunity to get outside and clean up an important part of the Ausable River, helping to improve the health of the river and Lake Champlain” says Jake Hill, AsRA’s River Steward. Clean up participants will be improving the health of the river, allowing it to better manages the challenges in store for its future.

The clean up will begin at Adirondack River Rentals, 3004 US 9 Peru, NY at 11:00am or 1:00pm depending on your shift. For more information and to sign up, email [email protected] and choose which shift you prefer.

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