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Around the Watershed

Stream Snorkeling Returns!

Snorkel in the Eso­pus Creek and dis­cover the under­wa­ter world of streams! Chil­dren at least 9 years old or enter­ing 4th grade and adult fam­ily mem­bers can attend a one-hour snor­kel­ing ses­sion in July, or a full day snor­kel­ing and stream study event in August. The July dates are Fri­day, July 12, 19, and 26 […]

Flooding Happens: Understanding How Floods Happen and How to Be More Flood Resilient

  Flood­ing hap­pens. In recent years, more fre­quent and more intense pre­cip­i­ta­tion events have been observed. This is espe­cially true in the NYC Water­shed area of Ulster County, which suf­fered dev­as­tat­ing dam­age dur­ing Trop­i­cal Storm Irene in 2011. If you own or rent land any­where in the county and are con­cerned about flood­ing, then join […]

Another Successful Family Fun and Fish Day

  AWSMP held another suc­cess­ful Fam­ily Fun and Fish Day on Sun­day, May 19 at Ken­neth Wil­son Camp­ground. AWSMP col­lab­o­rates each year with the New York State Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion (NYSDEC) to allow par­tic­i­pants to fish with­out a fish­ing license. NYSDEC also pro­vides fish­ing poles, tackle, and bait to par­tic­i­pants. Vol­un­teers from the Catskill Mountain […]

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