Look for AWSMP at Upcoming Community Days

Posted on: August 23rd, 2019 by Brent Gotsch
AWSMP/CCEUC educator Amanda Cabanillas talks with Shandaken resident Doris Nieves at the 2019 Shandaken Day event

AWSMP/CCEUC edu­ca­tor Amanda Caban­il­las talks with Shan­daken res­i­dent Doris Nieves at the 2019 Shan­daken Day event


AWSMP works hard to offer com­mu­nity edu­ca­tion. To that end we try to attend as many local events, fairs, and fes­ti­vals as pos­si­ble to get the word out about the impor­tance of stream management.

Recently, AWSMP attended Shan­daken Day held on August 17 on the grounds of the Catskills Vis­i­tor Cen­ter in Mount Trem­per, NY. Edu­ca­tors had a table with fact­sheets that con­tained infor­ma­tion on a vari­ety of top­ics related to stream man­age­ment. This year edu­ca­tors high­lighted the impor­tance of native ripar­ian plants. This is because the Catskills Vis­i­tor Cen­ter is the loca­tion of an AWSMP ripar­ian buffer plant­ing that the staff were eager to show-off. Atten­dees learned about the impor­tance of ripar­ian buffers and the need to con­trol inva­sive species using the nearby buffer as an exam­ple of what their own stream­bank could look like.

Atten­dees also picked up infor­ma­tion about the Catskill Streams Buffer Ini­tia­tive (CSBI), a pro­gram that offers NYC Water­shed res­i­dents with stream­side prop­erty the abil­ity to obtain, free of charge, ripar­ian plants native to the Catskills so that stream­banks can be reveg­e­tated. Veg­e­tated stream­banks are less sus­cep­ti­ble to ero­sion and pro­vide bet­ter habi­tat than stream­banks that are mowed or hard­ened with rock.

Look for AWSMP at Olive Day, which will be held on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 7 at Lester Davis Park in West Shokan, NY. AWSMP also plans to be at Longyear Farm Day, which will be held on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 12 at the Longyear Farm in Wood­stock, NY. We look for­ward to see­ing you all there!


AWSMP/CCEUC Youth Educator Matt Savatgy congratulates a youth who successfully completed the backyard fishing game at Olive Day 2018.

AWSMP/CCEUC Youth Edu­ca­tor Matt Savatgy con­grat­u­lates a young per­son who suc­cess­fully com­pleted the back­yard fish­ing game at Olive Day 2018.


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