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I SPY Invasive Species! Paddle | October 2, 2022

October 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

     Learn how to identify invasive riparian and aquatic plants found in the Susquehanna Watershed while enjoying a float down the scenic river. Join the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP), Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA), and other local partners as we observe invasive (and some native) species growing in and along the shores of the Susquehanna River.

Participants can bring their own kayak or canoe or 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 you don’t have one of your own.

Snacks and refreshments also will be provided, though participants are encouraged to bring water and 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 9.

Event Duration:  6 miles, 4 hours

Level of Difficulty:   Moderate

Leader(s): Sarah Coney

Bring: lunch, non-motorized boat, paddles, lifejacket, sunscreen and water.

Registration required by September 30,.  Use registration form below to register.

PLEASE contact the leader and cancel if you are not able to come as others may want to take your place.

Group size is limited  to 25 so register early.

Fee:  Yes, if you need to rent a boat.

Canoe and Kayak, LLC in Portlandville, NY offers kayak rentals for $35 for 4hrs or $50 for for the day. CRISP will coordinate with Canoe and Kayak for rentals and transport if needed. Please contact sconey@catskillcenter.org if you have any questions or need to rent a watercraft.

Dogs allowed:  Yes

Additional InformationAll boats should be Cleaned, Drained, and Dried (https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/48221.html) prior to participating. We will have NYSDEC Watershed Stewards available upon exit to help decontaminate watercraft after the paddle. It’s important participants clean before and after the paddle to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species!

Questions about this event can be directed to:  sconey@catskillcenter.org

Covid-19 Guidelines:   We ask participants to socially distance,  to be vaccinated and to cancel if they or members of their household are or have been ill with covid-like symptoms within the past ten days.   Other guidelines may apply, depending on event. The event leader will inform participants.

Driving Directions:  The Crumhorn Fishing Access (NOT Crumhorn Lake) is a short drive from the Cooperstown Exit (Exit 17) on Interstate 88. Turn left after the exit and continue along NY-28 towards Portlandville. Immediately past Canoe and Kayak on the right is a bridge, turn right onto 35A and then take the first left onto Rt. 35. Continue about three miles until you see a NYSDEC sign for the Crumhorn Fishing Access on the left.

GPS coordinates:  42.5569, -74.9423

After you press “Submit” below the registration form, you will see a screen that says “Your registration has been submitted”. If you do not, an error has occurred. Please resubmit, being sure to complete all fields. You should receive a message from the leader acknowledging your registration.


Register for I SPY Invasive Species! Paddle


October 2, 2022
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Crumhorn Fishing Access Site
H345+P3 Maryland, New York
Maryland, NY 12116 United States
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