Shandaken Day 2017!

Posted on: September 5th, 2017 by Samantha Kahl

Come one, come all! August 19th’s Shan­dak­en Day was a sight to be seen. With ven­dors sell­ing items from clothes to food, the local com­mu­ni­ty was proud to be cel­e­brat­ing the Town of Shan­dak­en. The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) was also there, excit­ed to sup­port the Town by pre­sent­ing our flood­plain mod­el and pro­vid­ing lit­er­a­ture about the Ashokan Water­shed. Resource Edu­ca­tor, Brent Gotsch, and I enjoyed a suc­cess­ful day engag­ing both the local com­mu­ni­ty and vis­i­tors regard­ing wet­land impor­tance, impacts of imper­vi­ous sur­faces, such as park­ing lots, and flood­plain man­age­ment. Brent and I were hap­py to answer all ques­tions and enjoyed a few dis­cus­sions with fes­ti­val goers regard­ing our pro­gram. We also dab­bled in the booths of local ven­dors while watch­ing Human Foos­ball and lis­ten­ing to live, local bands play their music. Despite it being a work day, we had fun at Shan­dak­en Day, and we hope you did too! And if you didn’t get a chance to par­take in Shan­dak­en Day, don’t fret! The AWSMP team will be back at Olive Day on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 9th, with our Stream Table in tow. We hope to see you there!

AWSMP Watershed Educator, Samantha Kahl, educating a local community member regarding human impacts on stream systems at Shandaken Day 2017. Photo Credit: Brent Gotsch

AWSMP Water­shed Edu­ca­tor, Saman­tha Kahl, edu­cat­ing a local com­mu­ni­ty mem­ber regard­ing human impacts on stream sys­tems at Shan­dak­en Day 2017. Pho­to Cred­it: Brent Gotsch