Posts Tagged ‘Event’

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.



Help Restore a Stream for Earth Day

Posted on: April 1st, 2019 by Leslie_Zucker

Trout Unlim­it­ed is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help plant trees for Earth Day.

The plant­i­ng will help to restore a dam­aged sec­tion of Wood­land Val­ley Creek, where a large stream restora­tion project was com­plet­ed by the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram in 2018. The Catskill Moun­tains Chap­ter of Trout Unlim­it­ed (CMTU) is orga­niz­ing the tree plant­i­ng project along Wood­land Val­ley Road on Sat­ur­day, April 27, the Sat­ur­day after Earth Day.

When: Sat­ur­day, April 27, 2019

Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Where: Meet at the junc­tion of Wilmont Way and Wood­land Val­ley Road in Phoeni­cia, NY, just past Wood­land Val­ley Campground.

Con­tact #: 845–802-3861 (Andrew Higgins)

Please Reg­is­ter Online (free):

We will be plant­i­ng native trees and shrubs along Wood­land Val­ley Creek, an impor­tant spawn­ing stream for brook, brown, and rain­bow trout. The plant­i­ng will help sta­bi­lize the stream­bank along the creek to reduce ero­sion, con­trol flood­ing, and pro­vide shade to keep the water cold and clean!

We are look­ing for at least a dozen vol­un­teers to help. You are not required to be a Trout Unlim­it­ed member.

Jobs include: coor­di­nat­ing vol­un­teers, plant­i­ng trees, water­ing, reg­is­tra­tion table. Please con­sid­er tak­ing one day out of the year to help ful­fill the mis­sion of Trout Unlimited.

Please join us and bring a friend. At the end of the plant­i­ng, CMTU will pro­vide piz­za and drinks for all volunteers!

For more infor­ma­tion see the chap­ter web site OR con­tact: