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Protecting the Kayaderosseras Creek

  1. We are a volunteer, not-for-profit organization established to protect the Kayaderosseras Creek and its watershed in Saratoga County, New York, for purposes of conservation, education, and recreation. Our mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of the Kayaderosseras Creek, locally known as the “Kaydeross,” and to inspire action to preserve and protect the creek, its tributaries and its watershed as habitat for fish and wildlife, and as a recreational and scenic resource for residents and visitors in surrounding communities. Check us out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Fish Stocking

by FoK members • April 13, 2023

Join the Friends of the Kayaderosseras for the Spring Fish Stocking.

Sunday April 23rd 1pm release at DEC's fishing access point at the intersection of Rock City Road/Northline Road 1:45pm release at Axe Factory Preserve (Axe Street off of Maple Ave) 2:30 release at Kelley Park in the Village of Ballston Spa

Annual Meeting Next Week!

by FoK volunteers • March 5, 2023

Annual Meeting - March 13th!

Annual Meeting 2023

by FOK Members • February 1, 2023

Join the Friends of the Kayaderosseras for our Annual Meeting on Monday, March 13th.

The meeting will take place at the Brookside Museum on Fairground Avenue in Ballston Spa (Saratoga County History Center) at 7pm.

The evening will include a featured talk from Ben Cottrell, from Cottrell Paper Company, and their relationship with the creek. We will also conduct an election for open board representation, include a summary of our work and additions over the past year and present service awards.

Hope you can join the meeting and refreshments on March 13th!

Clean Up Recap

by FOK Board • December 1, 2022

November 5th, Friends of the Kayaderosseras members and local volunteers came together to gather and discard debris at Axe Factory Preserve. Thank you to our volunteers that dedicated their Saturday morning on a unusually warm November day. Many trips were taken up and down the reserve carrying and wheeling buckets of glass and plastic garbage, old tires, metal barrels, old kitchen appliances, bed frames, seats from a car and even a toilet. We were able to fill an entire roll off dumpster and more!

Thank you to everyone that helped!

If you get a chance to stop at Axe Factory before the first snowfall, grab a bucket or a bag (we have some located at the top of the trail!) and help our efforts to remove some debris along the trail.

2022 Pedal the Creek

by FOK Members • July 14, 2022

Join the Friends of the Kayaderosseras on Saturday September 17th for our Pedal the Creek bike tour. All rides begin and end at the Brookhaven Park Pavilion in the Town of Greenfield on the edge of the Kayaderosseras Range and the source of the Creek. The tour includes 14-, 30- or 50-mile rides along the Creek as it winds its way past the green bridges of Greenfield and picks up energy as it runs through Porter Corners, Middle Grove and on past Rock City Falls.

Registration is now open! Register by August 20th to get a free t-shirt! Head to our calendar to locate live registration and forms.

To register for the ride, please complete the online registration form and complete payment using our PayPal links on the registration form. Please note: your registration is not complete until payment is received.

If you wish to print and mail the registration form AND check, please send and complete the waiver and registration form.

Check out our maps and cue sheets to pick your ride length.

*If you wish to register in person, we will have registration forms and waivers to complete the day of the ride. Please bring check or cash. T-shirt is only include in pre-registration.**

Spring Newsletter

by FOK Board • June 23, 2022

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Spring Clean Up

by FoK volunteers • May 10, 2022

It is time to get that trash out of the creek! Please join Friends of the Kayaderosseras for our spring Creekside clean-up event this Sunday (May 15). We’ll meet at 9am at Kelley Park in the Village of Ballston Spa, and then fan out to improve various locations within the watershed. The good news / bad news is that, in the last four years, we’ve averaged more than 1 ton of garbage per clean-up. The creek benefits from your help!

We’ll meet at 9am on Sunday at Kelley Park (site of recent trout-stocking event), and coffee and bagels will be provided at the start. Look forward to seeing you! Also note that the spring creek-tenders paddle is coming up (May 21).

Trout Stocking Recap

by FOK Member • May 1, 2022

Great morning adding trout to the Kayaderosseras at Kelley Park! Lots of fun, lots of hands helping, and lots of new trout. Thank you to all the volunteers and Avery’s Trout Hatchery. Between today’s trout and last weekend’s tree planting at Axe Factory Preserve, we’re re-establishing important pieces in and along the creek. After taking next weekend off, Friends of the Kayaderosseras will pivot from adding missing pieces towards removing unwanted threats to the creek. On May 15 we’ll get together for the spring Creekside Clean-up (removing trash), and on May 21 we’ll do the creek-tenders paddle (removing debris that could impedes kayaks and canoes). Put these events on your calendar and come join us!

The Return of the Trout!

by FoK volunteers • April 30, 2022

Earth Month Part 2: The Return of Trout. Please come help add brown trout to the Kayaderosseras Creek! Friends of Kayaderosseras and Avery’s Trout Hatchery Fisheries will collaborate to bring hundreds of new fish to the Kayaderosseras at Kelley Park in the Village of Ballston Spa at 10 am TOMORROW (Sunday, May 1). We need you to join us with a bucket, and carry the young fish the last 20 feet to add them to the creek! Lots of fun, and a great way to celebrate and contribute to Earth Month.