The Ausable River Association
AsRA is a community supported organization that works cooperatively with landowners, municipalities, and government agencies to preserve the wild, scenic, and recreational resources of the Ausable Watershed.
Protecting the river from current threats and restoring its natural balance is an ongoing challenge and AsRA has been stewarding the river and its watershed since 1998. The Association depends upon the generosity of its members and the strength of its volunteers to accomplish its river conservation projects. Other funding comes from grants with additional contributions coming from watershed towns and fund raising events.
A small, professional staff, dedicated volunteer board, and numerous volunteers work to address threats to water quality and river ecology through education, advocacy, and by implementing effective restoration, monitoring, and stewardship projects.
Current projects include fish passage assessment, water quality monitoring, invasive species eradication, a creel survey, and creating an Ausable Watershed Management Plan. Past projects have included water quality monitoring, geomorphic assessment, wetland inventory, stream bank stabilization, invasive species inventory, storm water management, and educational programs within the watershed. For more details about our projects visit our projects page.