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 

NYSDEC CAMPWin a Scholarship to attend NYSDEC Camp DeBruce!

We are once again offering a scholarship for an 11-13 year old to attend NYSDEC Camp DeBruce.  Win a week during Summer 2015 with all expenses paid by the Catskill Center.  Submit the simple application and a one page essay by January 15th!  Find more info and the application by clicking here.

A Visual and Audio History of Quilts

The Catskill Center has a long history with quilting. The Catskill Mountain Quilters meet every Monday at the Catskill Center and in 2014, we partnered with the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame and became its permanent home. Stop by the Catskill Center (open M-F, 9am – 4pm) to see the Catskill Mountain Hall of Fame Plaques which depict Hall of Fame quilters from the 1980’s to today. To learn more about the rich history of quilting in the Catskills, listen to some of our recently re-mastered audio recordings of Catskill’s quilting history. Links to the recordings can be found at the bottom of our Arts and Culture page or by clicking here.

  Catskill Digest on WIOX Community Radio

Catch Catskilwiox radiol Center staff live every Thursday morning 9-10 am for The Catskill Digest! A talk show on Hot Topics, Controversial Issues, and Community Conservation in the Catskill Mountain Region. Hosted by Alan White & Nicole Vente (Catskill Center), Peg Ellsworth (MARK Project), and Dave Riorden (Catskill Revitalization Corporation). Tune in to 91.3 FM  stream us live from on wioxradio.org.

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.”