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Winter Snowshoe Stream Walk on February 1st

  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 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 1, 2020. If there is not enough snow for snow­shoe­ing, a “No-Snow” date is sched­uled for Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 15. If […]

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 […]

Happy New Year from the AWSMP!

Happy hol­i­days to all from the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram. The pro­gram staff at the Ulster County Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict and Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster County wish you and yours a Happy New Year! Did you know com­mon win­ter­berry (Ilex ver­ti­cil­lata) is a holly native to the Catskills? After the native shrub loses its leaves […]

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