Riparian Buffer Grand Opening!

Posted on: August 27th, 2018 by Leslie_Zucker

Join the Catskill Center and the AWSMP at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) on Thursday, August 30 from 12pm – 1pm for the Grand Opening of a riparian buffer! The buffer is located along a small forested stream at the back of the CIC parking lot. Meet for a ribbon cutting at the trail bridge where the buffer is located. Streams benefit in multiple ways from having native vegetation on their borders. This buffer features Catskill native species and interpreted signage that identifies the plants and explains the importance of streamside vegetation. The buffer was installed with the help of volunteers who worked hard to clear invasive plants from the site. The buffer will continue to be maintained by volunteers, who are gathering before the grand opening from 9am – 12pm for another Invasive Plant Pull! Bring your family and friends to learn more about how you can maintain clean, cool Catskills water on your property.

Staff from the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be on hand to answer your questions. The native plant buffer was planned and installed by the Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative, a program of the Ulster SWCD and NYC Department of Environmental Protection.