Protecting streams a foundation for preserving water quality - The Daily Mail 3/24/16

Protecting streams a foundation for preserving water quality

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 12:30 am

By Amanda Purcell Columbia-Greene Media

CATSKILL — A nonprofit conservation organization is working to preserve the quality of water sources in Greene County that flow into New York City...Read the entire story on The Daily Mail website.

New Members join Catskill Center Board of Directors

New Members join Catskill Center Board of Directors

Arkville, NY – The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development warmly welcomed several new members to its board of directors during a recent meeting of the board. Since 1969 the Catskill Center has been led by dedicated board of directors who share a deep passion and respect for the region. Thanks to their professional experiences and appreciation for the Catskills, these newest members to the board will strengthen the Catskill Center, and our efforts in the region.

New Staff at the Catskill Center

The Catskill Center is pleased to announce that Jonathan Mogelever has joined the organization as executive assistant, supporting executive director Jeff Senterman. Jonathan is a resident of the Catskills and has been deeply involved in work to enhance the region for years. “We’re very pleased to have Jonathan joining our staff as we continue to build organizational capacity to more effectively lead the region. Together we’ll be able to continue to collaborate, inspire and steward the Catskills with even more impact,” says Jeff Senterman, executive director.

Inaugural Pop Up Market on Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th at the Erpf Center

Inaugural Pop Up Market on Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th at the Erpf Center

Arkville, NY – The Catskill Center invites you to join us for our inaugural Pop Up Market on Saturday and Sunday, May 6th and 7th at the Erpf Center—the Catskill Center’s headquarters in Arkville (43355 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY 12406). The Pop Up Market will be open from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday May 6th and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday May 7th.

Writers in the Mountains: Writers Unbound - Call for Authors

Writers in the Mountains: Writers Unbound - Call for Authors

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) invites authors residing in, working in, or otherwise connected to the Catskills and Hudson Valley regions to a literary arts and community event and celebration we call Writers Unbound (formerly known as Meet the Authors), the fourth in our series of annual literary festivals. This year the event takes place Sunday, April 30, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, NY. Union Grove is housed in a big old barnlike building featuring comfortable spaces fitted with stainless steel and copper and wood, a roaring fireplace, and the percolation of fine spirits—all making for a perfect environment in which to listen to, talk about, and think about books and writing.

Catskill Interpretive Center Announces New Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Call For Art

Catskill Interpretive Center Announces New Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Call For Art

March 1, 2017:  The Catskill Center is pleased to announce a Call for Art for sculpture which will be displayed at the outdoor sculpture park at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC), located on Route 28. Art selected by the jury will be on display for one year beginning in early July.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Anticipates Early Salamander and Frog Migration

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Anticipates Early Salamander and Frog Migration

Hudson Valley Volunteers to Assist Amphibians with Road Crossings During Annual Breeding Migrations

Community volunteers throughout the Hudson Valley are getting out their raingear and clipboards in anticipation of annual breeding migrations of salamanders and frogs, which may occur as soon Saturday, February 25, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. The volunteers will be documenting their observations as part of DEC's Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings Project. With this week's unseasonably warm temperatures and the rainy weekend forecast, the 2017 migration may have an unusually early start.

Announcing a new series of cooking workshops, Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel

Announcing a new series of cooking workshops, Catskill Cuisine with Chef Rob Handel

The Catskill Center will host an exciting new series of foraging, identification and cooking workshops with Chef Rob Handel (of Heather Ridge Farm and The Bees Knees Café in Preston Hollow, NY). The series will take place at the Catskill Center’s headquarters in Arkville as well as locations like the Platte Clove Preserve, Thorn Preserve and the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to identify edible native spring greens, learn new cooking techniques like fermentation, infusion and pickling, learn best practices for wild foraging and enjoy a delicious tasting after each session. Registration is required, please visit CatskillCenter.org/events for full details and to register. For more information, please contact Katie Palm at kpalm@catskillcenter.org or 845.586.2611. Full schedule and workshop descriptions below.