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Around the Watershed

Help Fight the Spread of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

  Hem­lock Woolly Adel­gid (HWA) is a non-native inva­sive insect that has killed mil­lions of hem­lock trees across the east­ern United States. In recent years it has been dev­as­tat­ing in the Catskill Moun­tain region and threat­ens not only hem­lock trees, but plants and ani­mals that rely on hem­locks for habi­tat. Hem­locks are an impor­tant tree bor­der­ing moun­tain streams. […]

Stream Champions Reach Hundreds

Hope­fully you met a “Catskill Stream Cham­pion” on a hik­ing trail last year. Catskill Stream Cham­pi­ons are 4-H youth, aged 11–16, who deliv­ered com­mu­nity pre­sen­ta­tions and reached hun­dreds through exhibits and direct edu­ca­tion about Catskill streams. The pro­gram pilot ended this spring. The Stream Cham­pi­ons com­pleted four edu­ca­tional hikes to learn more about streams and Leave No Trace prin­ci­ples. While on the […]

Woodland Valley Creek Stream Management Plan Now Available for Free Download

The AWSMP has released a new stream man­age­ment plan for Wood­land Val­ley Creek. Stream man­age­ment plans (SMPs) are one of the most valu­able resources that the AWSMP cre­ates for stream­side res­i­dents and com­mu­ni­ties. They con­sist of detailed infor­ma­tion about stream con­di­tions as well as rec­om­men­da­tions that landown­ers can use to make effec­tive and sus­tain­able stream […]

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