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.