Posts Tagged ‘community event’

Join the Warner Creek Virtual Stream Walk

Posted on: June 21st, 2021 by Leslie_Zucker

Res­i­dents of the Warn­er Creek val­ley, Shan­dak­en town offi­cials, and any­one inter­est­ed in learn­ing more are invit­ed to attend a “vir­tu­al” Warn­er Creek Stream Walk held online Fri­day, June 25 from 2–4 p.m. To receive the webi­nar link, reg­is­ter at:

Dur­ing the Stream Walk we’ll learn more about the Warn­er Creek val­ley and changes in the stream chan­nel that led to pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of sev­er­al sites for restora­tion work this sum­mer. The Ulster Coun­ty Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict will dis­cuss how the stream sites are being restored and what to expect in the val­ley before, dur­ing, and after project construction.

The event will offer plen­ty of time for landown­er questions. 

To learn more, con­tact Tim Koch, Stream Edu­ca­tor at AWSMP by email or phone (845) 688‑3047.

Photo of stream program staff conducting field survey of Warner Creek
Staff of the Ulster Coun­ty Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict sur­vey an unsta­ble sec­tion of Warn­er Creek in 2019.

Look for AWSMP at Upcoming Community Days

Posted on: August 23rd, 2019 by Brent Gotsch

AWSMP/CCEUC educator Amanda Cabanillas talks with Shandaken resident Doris Nieves at the 2019 Shandaken Day event

AWSMP/CCEUC edu­ca­tor Aman­da Caban­il­las talks with Shan­dak­en res­i­dent Doris Nieves at the 2019 Shan­dak­en Day event


AWSMP works hard to offer com­mu­ni­ty edu­ca­tion. To that end we try to attend as many local events, fairs, and fes­ti­vals as pos­si­ble to get the word out about the impor­tance of stream management.

Recent­ly, AWSMP attend­ed Shan­dak­en Day held on August 17 on the grounds of the Catskills Vis­i­tor Cen­ter in Mount Trem­per, NY. Edu­ca­tors had a table with fact­sheets that con­tained infor­ma­tion on a vari­ety of top­ics relat­ed to stream man­age­ment. This year edu­ca­tors high­light­ed the impor­tance of native ripar­i­an plants. This is because the Catskills Vis­i­tor Cen­ter is the loca­tion of an AWSMP ripar­i­an buffer plant­i­ng that the staff were eager to show-off. Atten­dees learned about the impor­tance of ripar­i­an buffers and the need to con­trol inva­sive species using the near­by buffer as an exam­ple of what their own stream­bank could look like.

Atten­dees also picked up infor­ma­tion about the Catskill Streams Buffer Ini­tia­tive (CSBI), a pro­gram that offers NYC Water­shed res­i­dents with stream­side prop­er­ty the abil­i­ty to obtain, free of charge, ripar­i­an plants native to the Catskills so that stream­banks can be reveg­e­tat­ed. Veg­e­tat­ed stream­banks are less sus­cep­ti­ble to ero­sion and pro­vide bet­ter habi­tat than stream­banks that are mowed or hard­ened with rock.

Look for AWSMP at Olive Day, which will be held on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 7 at Lester Davis Park in West Shokan, NY. AWSMP also plans to be at Longyear Farm Day, which will be held on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 12 at the Longyear Farm in Wood­stock, NY. We look for­ward to see­ing you all there!


AWSMP/CCEUC Youth Educator Matt Savatgy congratulates a youth who successfully completed the backyard fishing game at Olive Day 2018.

AWSMP/CCEUC Youth Edu­ca­tor Matt Savat­gy con­grat­u­lates a young per­son who suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed the back­yard fish­ing game at Olive Day 2018.