The Catskill Center's Executive Director Jeff Senterman and Associate Director Kali Bird had the opportunity to attend Governor Cuomo's Mid-Hudson State of the State Address at SUNY Purchase on January 10, 2017. We joined other non-profits, elected officials, and citizens of the region, to hear the Governor speak about his upcoming plans.
We’ve been talking a lot about hemlocks here at the Catskill Center this past year. They’re an iconic part of the Catskills, whether they are providing ideal trout stream habitat, stabilizing steep slopes, or just perfectly framing an aesthetic waterfall getaway. Unfortunately, hemlocks in the Catskills (and elsewhere along the East coast) have been struggling to overcome an attack by an invasive insect: the hemlock woolly adelgid.
In 2016 the Catskill Center Board of Directors and staff began a strategic visioning and planning process to look towards the Center's 50th anniversary in 2019 and our next 50 years of success. The process has been ongoing all year and will culminate with a strategic plan, to be released by the Catskill Center in early 2017 that will set out a clear mission, vision and direction for the Catskill Center to meet the challenges of our changing world.
Our Appalachian Trail thru hiker and Catskill Center supporter Moe Lemire made the trip to Mathworks in Framingham, Massachusetts to represent the Catskill Center in their annual year end charity event.
Friends of the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC), members of the Catskill Center, volunteers, friends and staff all recently enjoyed a fabulous evening of song, music, traditional drumming, local cuisine and libations, all to support the CIC at the recent Fall Gala.
On Sunday, October 9th, we gathered at the CIC to enjoy music by Thunderheart and Skye, remarks by Markley Boyer, who chairs the Catskill Center's board of directors, and Jeff Senterman, executive director for the Catskill Center.
Recently a 100-foot weather tower was proposed on land adjacent to the Catskill Park's Forest Preserve. The proposed tower is to be east of Clum Hill in the Town of Hunter, on the ridge leading to the Roundtop and Kaaterskill High Peak mountain range, which is part of the Catskill Park’s forever wild, Forest Preserve lands and is classified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as Wild Forest. It is not an exaggeration to say that the view of Kaaterskill High Peak and Roundtop is considered one of the most iconic views in the Catskills