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Around the Watershed

What’s in a Name? Why are there Different Names for Waterways?

  Here at the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) we often get asked the ques­tion:  what’s the dif­fer­ence between a stream, creek, brook, and a river? First, those are just some of the many names that are used to label water­ways in the United States. Not only that, but those names can spark great […]

Winter Snowshoe Stream Walk on February 15th

  *Please note that due to low snow amounts this event will be resched­uled for Feb­ru­ary 15. If there are still poor snow con­di­tions a reg­u­lar walk will occur. Reg­is­ter now for a Win­ter Snow­shoe Stream Walk along Birch Creek! We’ll snow­shoe on a DEC trail at the end of Lower Birch Creek Road near Pine Hill, NY from 10:00 […]

Climate Scientist James Hansen speaking locally next month

  Dr. James Hansen, Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity Cli­ma­tol­o­gist and for­mer Direc­tor of the NASA God­dard Insti­tute for Space Stud­ies, will be giv­ing a talk about cli­mate change with a focus on the Catskill Region next month. “Catskill Con­ver­sa­tion  with James Hansen” will dis­cuss the cur­rent cli­mate emer­gency and be the inau­gural event of the Youth Empow­er­ment and Sustainability […]

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