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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.

 

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AWSMP at Shandaken Day 2018

Posted on: August 13th, 2018 by Brent Gotsch

AWSMP will be attend­ing this year’s Shan­dak­en Day on August 18 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Catskill Inter­pre­tive Cen­ter locat­ed at 5096 State Route 28 in Mount Trem­per, NY. Shan­dak­en Day is an annu­al event to cel­e­brate all the things that make the Town of Shan­dak­en great. There will be many dif­fer­ent types of ven­dors present, live music, and a vari­ety of games for chil­dren and fam­i­lies. Local res­i­dents who have con­tributed great­ly to the Town will be rec­og­nized with the Pride of Shan­dak­en and Ham­let Hero Awards.

AWSMP will have a table with pro­gram lit­er­a­ture as well as an edu­ca­tion­al dis­play and mod­el. Stop on by to see the mod­el in action, pick up some lit­er­a­ture and say hi. We look for­ward to see­ing you!

AWSMP/CCEUC Educator Brent Gotsch shows a youth the floodplain model at the Catskill Interpretive Center. Photo Credit:  Stephanie Whatton

AWSMP/CCEUC Edu­ca­tor Brent Gotsch shows a youth the flood­plain mod­el at the Catskill Inter­pre­tive Cen­ter. Pho­to Cred­it: Stephanie What­ton

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