$10 – $60

2019 Lake DeForest Day

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Lake DeForest

30 Strawtown Road

New City, NY 10956

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5tth Annual Lake DeForest Day
Saturday, June 29
Rain or Shine!*

Presented by Hackensack Riverkeeper, SUEZ New York, Keep Rockland Beautiful, and Boy Scouts of America Rockland District

Now in its fifth year, Lake DeForest Day is a family-friendly day of paddling, fishing, and appreciating beautiful Lake DeForest in Clarkstown, NY. New this year – join us for a Family Walk over the causeway and Lake DeForest! The event is brought to you in partnership with SUEZ New York and is a fundraiser for Hackensack Riverkeeper, Keep Rockland Beautiful, and the Boy Scouts. The day will feature the always-entertaining Supervisors Race and several open paddle sessions. Whether you’re bringing your own boat or borrowing one of ours, we look forward to seeing you at Lake DeForest on June 29th!

Schedule
Check-in begins 30 min. prior to each time slot
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Youth Fishing Derby
8:30 a.m. - Supervisor's Challenge
9:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Family Walk
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Bring your own Kayak/Canoe Session
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Kayak/Canoe Session (rental) 1
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Kayak/Canoe Session (rental) 2
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Kayak/Canoe Session (rental) 3

*In the unlikely event Lake DeForest Day is cancelled due to extremely inclement weather, you may use your donation towards one of our other paddling events, special paddles, or at either of our paddling centers.
More info at www.hackensackriverkeeper.org.

Venue/Parking and Check-in
Parking and check-in for the event will be at the New City Little League field: approx. 40 Strawtown Road, near the intersection of Strawtown Road and Fringe Court, New City, NY 10956. From the field, it's a short walk along the waterfront to the kayak launch/fishing derby/walk starting point. Shuttle buses will also be provided to take people to and from the field. Folks with their own boats must also check in at New City Little League Field before driving to the boat drop area.

GUIDELINES
All boats must be washed before entering the reservoir (we will have a wash station set-up for participants bringing their own boats).

All paddlers must wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), in good and serviceable condition and of appropriate size for the intended user for the duration of the paddle sessions.
Paddles, PFD’s and whistles will be provided to those who rent a boat. Anyone bringing their own boat must provide their own paddle, PFD and whistle.

Safety boats will be on the water to provide assistance, however paddlers must stop to provide assistance to any other paddler who appears to be in distress.

AGE RESTRICTIONS
Children 5 and up may ride as a passenger in a canoe with two adult paddlers (two children passengers max). Children 8 and older can paddle in the front of a tandem kayak. Children 12 and older may paddle a single kayak, if they are accompanied and supervised by an adult while on the water.


REFUNDS
This event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going directly to Hackensack Riverkeeper to help continue our mission to protect, preserve, and restore the Hackensack River Watershed. Your registration is a donation to the organization and is non-refundable. In the event you are unable to attend, we will issue a voucher that you may use at either of our paddling centers or at a future 2018 or 2019 special event. This event is rain or shine and will only be cancelled due to lightning. Call 201-968-0808 within 48 hours of the event to release your rental and arrange for your voucher.


Lake DeForest Day is one of the few opportunities the public has to paddle Lake DeForest, one of its most important and picturesque natural resources. Thank you to SUEZ and the Town of Clarkstown for giving us the opportunity to enjoy this jewel of the Hackensack River Watershed.

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30 Strawtown Road

New City, NY 10956

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