2nd Annual “Creek Week” Flowing Towards Ulster County- September 17-25 Ulster County’s 2nd annual Creek Week seeks to increase public awareness andMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 6, 2011View Source
2nd Annual “Creek Week” Flowing Towards Ulster County- September 17-25
County’s 2nd annual Creek Week seeks to increase public awareness and encourage the enjoyment of water and watersheds in throughout the county. You can expect to find a variety of events all centered on one of our most precious natural resources – fresh water. Most events are organized by various municipal and environmental groups and are related to water or watersheds. Events will likely include stream walks, streamside plantings, kayak tours, interpretive hikes, rain barrel workshops, movie screenings, and local history or other talks.
A kick-off event and reception, focused on the importance of wetlands, has been planned for Friday, September 16 from 6:30-8pm at the - where the Our barge will be docked. “Liquid Assets: Exploring the Diversity and Values of Wetlands in Ulster County” will include a presentation by Laura Heady, Biodiversity Outreach Coordinator, Estuary Program and the screening of “Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands” – Locally-made documentary film by Jeanne Vitale for the Wetlands Education Committee. Reception will follow.
To see all of the 2011 Creek Week events, such as the kick-off celebration, be sure to look over the lineup - at http://ucenvironment.org and then navigate to the Creek Week page. Sponsored by Environmental Management Council and Ulster County Department of the Environment.