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Boat Washing Demonstration

  • 6000 New York 80 Cooperstown, NY, 13326 United States (map)

An Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Washing Demonstration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Brookwood Point at 6000 State Route 80, outside Cooperstown.

The family-friendly program and demonstration will show the recreational paddler, rower and sailor how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Participants will learn to identify various aquatic invasive species that threaten the region’s waters, how they are transported and how to take precautions to ensure boats are clean to prevent these destructive species from invading our waters. Invasive species negatively impact our natural resources, human health and our economy.

Watershed Stewards trained by the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership will give a short presentation followed by a hands-on demonstration on how to properly inspect and clean vessels, including kayaks, paddleboards, rowing sculls and sail boats.

The free program is in collaboration with Otsego Land Trust, Otsego Area Rowers, Canoe and Kayak Rentals and Sales, Otsego Lake Association, Otsego Sailing Club, Otsego County Conservation Association and Canadarago Lake Improvement Association.

Contact 607-547-2366 ext. 103, or for more information.