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

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