Support the Catskill Center

The board of directors, volunteers and staff of the Catskill Center thank you for your generous support. It’s only with your help that the Center can achieve the goals we all share, healthy ecosystems and vibrant communities in the Catskills.

The Center continues to develop partnerships with local, state and national groups to protect our open spaces and natural resources. Together we take pride in knowing that our more than 45 year history has had a long-lasting impact. Of course there is always more work to be done and with your gift, we can continue that work!

Your Donation to the Catskill Center supports:

Catskills Advocacy:  The Catskill Center works to organize the region politically for equal representation, protection and resources on the state and national level.  We Chair the Catskill Park Advisory Committee, Co-Chair the Catskill Park Coalition, sponsor the annual Catskill Park Awareness Day and take part in a multitude of other activities to support the region.

Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center: Operated and managed by the Catskill Center and having opened in the summer of 2015, the Catskill Interpretive Center helps visitors and residents alike explore the natural and cultural resources of the Catskills

Invasive Species: Through the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) we are working to turn the tide on invasive species in the Catskills.

Land Protection: The Catskill Center currently holds 17 conservation easements comprised of 43 individual parcels, totaling 2,550 acres and we own and maintain four properties totaling 367 acres. These include our Thorn Preserve and Platte Clove Preserve, both of which are open to our members and the public year-round. In addition, working in partnership with one of the largest landowners of the region, our innovative and groundbreaking work in riparian zones is building the architecture for the Catskills a century into the future.

Arts, Culture and EducationThe Catskill Center supports arts culture and education throughout the Catskills including through our Erpf Gallery in Arkville, the Interpretive Center Art Park, our Streamwatch Program and our Sense of Place educational curriculum for local schools.

How you can support the Catskill Center

Donate Online: Donate through our website

Donate By Mail: Checks made out to the "Catskill Center for Conservation and Development" may be mailed to Catskill Center, PO Box 504, Arkville, NY 12406.

Corporate Matching Gifts: Employers matching contributions can double or triple your gift.  Ask your company's Human Resources or Matching Gift Department about charitable matching contributions.  If your employer has a program that will match your donation to the Catskill Center, please complete your company's matching gift form and send it to the Catskill Center, PO Box 504, Arkville, NY 12406.

Gift Memberships: Give the gift of Catskill Center membership to a friend, co-worker, family member, fellow conservationist, elected official - anyone who you think would enjoy learning more about ways to protect, preserve and foster the Catskills!

Honorary and Memorial Gifts: Honor someone's birthday, anniversary, or a holiday with a gift to the Catskill Center. Give online or contact us.  Pay a lasting tribute to Catskill Center members, friends, and supporters who are no longer with us. Give onlinecontact us or include the Catskill Center in a tribute.  Sample wording you may want to use: In memory of (deceased), the family requests that a donation be made to the Catskill Center, 43355 Rt 28, Box 504, Arkville, NY 12406 or via their website

Make a Gift Through Your Donor Advised Fund: A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities like the Catskill Center. 

Planned Giving: You can include the Catskill Center in your will or other estate plan. By doing so, you can extend your commitment to the Catskills far beyond your own lifetime.  If you have already included the Catskill Center in your estate plans, please let us know.  A bequest may be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, or other property. You should specify that the Catskill Center is to receive a certain amount or percentage of your estate, particular assets, or the remainder of your estate after providing for heirs. To discuss making a bequest or for assistance in drafting language, please contact us.

Only with your support can the Catskill Center continue its mission!

Your support today helps us protect our vital ecosystems and unique landscapes, enhance economic opportunities for our region’s residents all the while preserving cultural and historic assets and furthering a regional vision and spirit. It’s through your support that we can continue to protect and promote the greater Catskill region while preserving it for generations to come.

Thank you!