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Around the Watershed

“Big Night” Amphibian Migration Saturday?

With the snow pack sat­u­rated on Ashokan Water­shed moun­tain­sides, we may be primed for a snowmelt event that fills small wood­land pools and chan­nels. Small wood­land pools are prime habi­tat for amphib­ian breed­ing. In early spring, after the ground has started to thaw, species like spot­ted sala­man­der and wood frog emerge from under­ground win­ter shel­ters in […]

CCE is Hiring Educators for AWSMP

Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion (CCE) of Ulster County is hir­ing two new posi­tions to sup­port the AWSMP’s edu­ca­tion and stream assess­ment efforts. A part-time Water­shed Edu­ca­tor will help to deliver com­mu­nity and vol­un­teer edu­ca­tion pro­grams from May-November. A full-time, per­ma­nent Stream Edu­ca­tor posi­tion will work on the sum­mer stream assess­ment crew and deliver edu­ca­tion and out­reach about stream […]

Save the Date! Ashokan Watershed Conference on April 29

How do we sus­tain local eco­nomic devel­op­ment in a chang­ing envi­ron­ment? That is the topic of a day-long con­fer­ence in the Ashokan Water­shed on April 29, 2017. The con­fer­ence will be held at The Ashokan Cen­ter in Olive­bridge, NY. Con­fer­ence ses­sions will focus on cli­mate change, sus­tain­able eco­nomic devel­op­ment, com­mu­nity plan­ning, inva­sive species, local fisheries, […]

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