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Save the Date! Ashokan Watershed Conference on April 29

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 by Brent Gotsch

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, and DEP reser­voir oper­a­tions. Plan­ning board and zon­ing board of appeals mem­bers can receive cer­tifi­cates for attend­ing four hours of training.

This year, AWSMP is excited to offer a co-occurring “Stream Explor­ers” youth con­fer­ence also on April 29 at The Ashokan Cen­ter. The “Stream Explor­ers” youth con­fer­ence will be most appro­pri­ate for chil­dren ages 8–14 or grades 3–8. All youth must be accom­pa­nied by a fam­ily mem­ber attend­ing the Ashokan Water­shed Con­fer­ence. The youth con­fer­ence will fea­ture hands-on out­door activ­i­ties taught by CCE edu­ca­tors dur­ing the morn­ing, and an after­noon gorge hike adven­ture in the after­noon. Chil­dren will join their fam­i­lies for lunch in the con­fer­ence din­ing hall.

Reg­is­tra­tion for the con­fer­ence will begin on March 15. Please visit the con­fer­ence web­site for updates and infor­ma­tion as it becomes available.

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Videos from 2015 Ashokan Watershed Conference Available Online

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by Brent Gotsch

Full length videos from the 2015 Ashokan Water­shed Con­fer­ence held on April 10 at the Ashokan Cen­ter in Olive­bridge are now avail­able for view­ing on the AWSMP Youtube chan­nel.

Watch and lis­ten as Bob Steud­ing speaks about the build­ing of the Ashokan Reser­voir and the social forces that drove it. Learn from Pro­fes­sional Engi­neer George Fowler how his­tor­i­cal stream man­age­ment prac­tices have caused last­ing impacts on our region’s streams. Become engaged while lis­ten­ing to for­est ento­mol­o­gist Mark Whit­more and Town of Wood­stock Envi­ron­men­tal Com­mis­sion Chair­man Jim Han­son explain how inva­sive insects like Hem­lock Woolly Adel­gid and Emer­ald Ash Borer are threat­en­ing our native forests, the impacts they will cause and the work that com­mu­ni­ties need to do to pre­pare for them. Finally,  hear from a panel of “steam experts” as they answer some of the more com­mon and press­ing ques­tions that the pub­lic has about streams and how they are managed.

This is a great oppor­tu­nity for those who missed the con­fer­ence but want to hear the speaker pre­sen­ta­tions, or for those who attended and want to revisit some infor­ma­tion  they may have for­got­ten. There are a num­ber of other great videos from past con­fer­ences and events on the chan­nel so be sure to check those out too!

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Save the Date! AWSMP Announces 2015 Watershed Conference

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by Brent Gotsch

AWSMP is pleased to announce our 6th Annual Ashokan Water­shed Con­fer­ence! The con­fer­ence will be Sat­ur­day, April 11, 2015 at The Ashokan Cen­ter in Olive­bridge, NY. This year’s theme is Back to the Future: Cre­at­ing a New Water­shed Legacy. A fea­tured speaker this year is his­to­rian and local res­i­dent Bob Steud­ing, the author of The Last of the Hand­made Dams: The Story of the Ashokan Reser­voir.  Other pre­sen­ta­tions will cover the future of stream man­age­ment and inva­sive species. A “Stream Expert Panel” will be avail­able to answer ques­tions. Reg­is­ter now online or call the AWSMP at 845–688-3047.

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