The Catskill Center is dedicated to conservation in the Catskill Mountains and Catskill Park, and to creating opportunities for communities throughout the Catskill Region.  Our unique balance of Regional Advocacy, Environmental Education, Promoting the Region, Arts & Culture programming, and Invasive Species work help to keep our region’s natural resources and communities vibrant.

Right Now At The Catskill Center 

IMG_4126_Maurice (2)THANK YOU to our generous Gateway Gala participants!

We would like to thank all of our guests who came to the Gala, supported the Interpretive Center, and enjoyed a wonderful evening. A special thank you our Guest of Honor, Maurice D. Hinchey, for being such an important part of the Gala and of the Catskill Interpretive Center project for 30 years. Read more on our Catskill Gateway Gala page.

graduation capScholarship Program for High School Seniors!

We are happy to once again be offering our Catskill Center Scholarship for high school seniors!  Graduating seniors from schools within the Catskill Park (blue line) of the Catskill Mountain Region are eligible to apply.  There will be a minimum award of $250 for one ore more students to help offset the expenses of continuing education.  Applicants will be considered based on the following criteria: academic achievement (requiring transcripts), extracurricular activities, adult recommendations, future academic plans (proof of college registration), and an essay with select topics.  The DEADLINE for applicants is Friday, May 16th 2014.  View the application here for more information.  Good luck seniors!!

earthdayEarth Day Awareness Project

In celebration of Earth Day, on Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 the MARK Project in partnership with the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will be distributing reusable shopping bags at area stores. You can pick up a free bag on your way in to shop and come out with one less plastic bag. If you are not out and about shopping on Earth Day, you can pick up a reusable bag at the offices of the MARK Project and Catskill Center for Conservation and Development during normal business hours.

SWM_LOGO_smTake Part in Schoharie Watershed Month!

Lots of activities throughout the month of May! Take part in a Water Workshop with Mrs. Puddle Ducks Child Care, Tuesday, May 20th @ 11 AM Tannersville. Guaranteed to make a splash! Pre-schoolers and their families are invited to discover what’s in our streams and why it’s important. Supported by the Catskill Center and the Hunter Foundation.  Find out more about Schoharie Watershed Month here!

NYSDEC CAMPCongratulations to our Camp DeBruce scholarship winners!

The Catskill Center awarded 3 scholarships to for students age 11-13 to attend NYSDEC’s Camp DeBruce this summer.  Applications were received from Catskill Region students, who all participated in an essay contest.  Each scholarship will cover the cost of 1 week at Camp DeBruce, including food, lodging, and activities.  To find out more about the Camp DeBruce visit NYSDEC’s Camps Page.  To contribute to the Catskill Center’s Scholarship Fund visit our Donation Page.


Mission Statement

“The Catskill Center stimulates, conducts, and supports integrated actions to protect vital ecosystems and unique landscapes, to enhance economic opportunities for all the region’s residents, to preserve cultural and historic assets and to further a regional vision and spirit.”