Catskills Art Club Meetup at the Ice Harvest Festival
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Catskills Art Club Meetup at the Ice Harvest Festival

The February Catskills Art Club meetup will be Saturday, February 2 at the Hanford Mills Museum's Ice Harvest Festival in East Meredith, NY. There will be lots of activities for the whole family - try your hand at ice harvesting and make a sketch to document the fun! Find the Catskill Center table at the Festival anytime between 10 and 3 to learn more about how to make your own art that day and where future Catskills Art Club meetups will take place. Learn more about the Ice Harvest Festival here: https://www.hanfordmills.org/programs/events/ice-harvest/

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Discovery Walk at the CIC: Birding & Identification
Feb
3
10:30 AM10:30

Discovery Walk at the CIC: Birding & Identification

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the first in a new series of winter Discovery Walks - all about birding! We’ll practice birding basics, use binoculars to get the best views, and keep a record of sighted bird species on our property. We'll introduce visitors to identification with field guides, as well as utilize eBird and iNaturalist.  If you have your own set of binoculars, please bring them, otherwise we’ll have a small number of pairs to share. Since we’ll be outside for about an hour depending on weather conditions, don’t forget extra layers, hat, gloves, and scarf!

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Catskill Park Day 2019
Feb
5
9:00 AM09:00

Catskill Park Day 2019

Join us for Catskill Park Day 2018 on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 in Albany and raise your voice to make a difference!

Each year the Catskill Center leads the Catskill Park Coalition, supporters and volunteers to Albany to meet with legislators and agencies to discuss the urgent needs of the Catskill Park, Catskill Forest Preserve and our Catskill communities.

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CRISP Partners Meeting
Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

CRISP Partners Meeting

Join us for our Quarterly CRISP Partner Meeting, share what Invasive Species work you are doing, and learn what other organizations are doing to stop invasive species. Michael Tessler from the American Museum of Natural History will be presenting on his work with environmental DNA.

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid ID and Lifecycle Survey Training
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid ID and Lifecycle Survey Training

Hemlock trees are an iconic and valuable part of the Catskills region. Come learn about the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect that is threatening our native hemlock trees. We will discuss identification of the insect, and how you can help contribute to scientific projects to manage this invasive pest and preserve hemlocks on our landscape. There will also be a short field component where we will practice surveying hemlocks for hemlock woolly adelgid.

Registration is required for this event. If you would like to attend, please fill out the form at https://occainfo.org/signup/ . If you have any questions, please emali dsnider@catskillcenter.org.

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Utilitarian Art Show Reception
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Utilitarian Art Show Reception

Rosalind Dickinson / pottery
Howard Harrison / lights
Annie Hayes / hooked rugs
Linda Heller / ceramic plates
Susan Kukle / jewelry and floor coverings
Lisa Marie Layman / soaps
Judy Mensch / hand decorated napkins
Betsy Gude / shoulder bags
Michael Tweed / guitars

Image: Hand-hooked rug by Annie Hayes - Tillie

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CRISP Partners Meeting
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

CRISP Partners Meeting

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the quarterly CRISP Partner Meeting, share what Invasive Species work you are doing, and learn what other organizations are doing to stop invasive species.

Featured speaker, Kathryn Long of Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, will discuss "Monitoring for Feral Swine in New York."

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Inspired By The Land
Oct
6
to Nov 10

Inspired By The Land

Join us for the Show Opening: Saturday, October 6, 2p,m. - 4p.m.

This exhibit will highlight the art, writing, photography and crafts which these protected lands inspire their landowners to create. Learn more about conservation easements and get inspired by the beauty of our region.

Photo by Jim Peppler - taken at the Esopus Bend Nature Preserve - a Conservation Easement of the Catskill Center.

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Protect the Hemlocks! Fence Raising at Thorn
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Protect the Hemlocks! Fence Raising at Thorn

On October 6th, we will be repairing the fence that has protected our future hemlock hedge from deer herbivory. Come help us protect the hemlocks, and learn about the invasive species that are spreading throughout the Catskills, as well as what you can do to help keep your hemlocks alive.

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CRISP Partners Meeting
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

CRISP Partners Meeting

Join us for our Quarterly CRISP Partner Meeting, share what Invasive Species work you are doing, and learn what other organizations are doing to stop invasive species. Our featured speaker is Tim McCay, professor at Colgate University, who will describe recent findings in earthworm ecology relevant to the Northeast

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Monitoring and Managing Ash Training
Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash Training

  • Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA), Mohican Farms (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees. 1/2 a credit for New York Logger Training continuing education is awarded for participation. To register, email Carla Hegeman Crim at ceh27@cornell.edu or call 607-865-6531.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees. The Ecological Research Institute (ERI), under contract with CRISP, is presenting a series of MaMA single-session training workshops at which attendees learn, among other things, how to establish ash mortality monitoring plots for the MaMA Monitoring Plot Network extending throughout the Catskills and beyond.

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Protect the Hemlocks! Fence Raising at Thorn
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Protect the Hemlocks! Fence Raising at Thorn

Four years ago, the Catskill Center planted four rows of young hemlocks, as a future biological control release location for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). On July 14th, we will be repairing the fence that has protected the hemlocks from deer herbivory, to keep them healthy as they grow.

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Shavertown Trail Community Hike and Boot-Brush Unveiling
Jul
13
10:30 AM10:30

Shavertown Trail Community Hike and Boot-Brush Unveiling

To minimize the movement of invasives, a boot-brush station has been established by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Join us for the Shavertown Trail Boothbrush Ribbon Cutting and Invasives Species Walk at the trailhead on County Route 1 in Andes, just north of its intersection with Route 30.

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