|REGISTER FOR CLEAN SWEEP 2010 SEPTEMBER 7-17: Watershed farmers and Delaware County residents are invited to register for the 14th Annual Clean Sweep. Pre-registering is easy...
By phone: (607) 865-6474
By email: [email protected]
Along with household hazardous wastes like pesticides and old paints, Clean Sweep is accepting pharmaceuticals, medicines, sharps and syringes. This public service is sponsored by Delaware County Dept. of Public Works, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Watershed Agricultural Council with funding provided by WAC, NYS DEC, NYC DEP, and Delaware County.
|SUMMER FILM SERIES AT HILLTOP HANOVER FARM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER SEPTEMBER 11, 6-9pm, Yorktown Heights Doors open at 6 p.m., bring a picnic dinner; Movie starts at 7 p.m. in Building F: Free movies, popcorn and lemonade! This evening, we'll screen FRESH the Movie and The Unfractured Future. Following the show, join WAC Communications Director Tara Collins and Hilltop Hanover Farm Manager Lu Munz in a discussion about clean water, sustainability and what you can do to make a difference. Free and open to the public; all ages are welcome. This summer film series is hosted by the Friends of Hilltop Hanover and sponsored by the Watershed Agricultural Council with funding from NYC DEP.|
|ECO-HERITAGE FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 4
11am-7pm, Olivebridge: Celebrate the Catskills and the environment with the Ashokan Center! This is a "Bring The Whole Family" event; activities include Kid-friendly outdoor "new games" with Ashokan staff like the teaching garden and barnyard animals.
Travel through geologic time and into the Cathedral Gorge with pre-eminent Catskill geologist Dr. Robert Titus.
Experience one of the Catskills' finest gifts to the outdoor sporting world -- fly fishing, born and bred in the Catskills - with fly tying and casting demonstrations by Jeff Graff from the Watershed Agricultural Council.
Take an interpretive journey and bird walk with Tom Alworth in the spirit of the Catskills' esteemed naturalist John Burroughs.
Learn how Catskill geology turned into industry from landscape architect Fred Steuding during his bluestone talk and wall-building.
Capture nature's beauty with photographer and biologist Albert Burchard.
The Eco-Heritage Festival hosts a special evening concert at 7 p.m. featuring folk singer/songwriters Magpie (Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino). After a full day of activities, demonstrations and exhibits from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., dinner will be served outdoors at the Killian Mansfield Pavilion from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for daytime events; $10 for the evening performance. Kids under 5 are free. For a full schedule of events and list of offerings, call (845) 657-8333, x12.
|SAVE THE DATE: LOCAL GOVERNMENT DAY October 1, 8:30am-3:30pm, Hunter: Catskill Watershed Corporation is hosting its 10th annual Catskills Local Government day on Thursday, October 1. The $10 registration fee includes two workshop sessions and lunch; pre-register by September 23. Farmer Bill Eklund will be an afternoon panelist at the public/private partnership session. Keynote speaker Cynthia Nitikin will talk about "Creating Quality Communities Around Places." Three educational credits are available for planning and zoning board members.
SAVE THE DATE: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT November 6, 10am-3pm, Liberty: Join Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms to discuss and explore the importance of consumers buying local food for our health, economy, and the environment. During two workshops, Salatin will speak about relationship marketing for farmers and ways to connect local business to agricultural products and producers. The $25 cost includes a local foods luncheon. This is a great opportunity for consumers, businesses and farmers to connect. Stay tuned for more information or contact Delaware Highlands Conservancy at (570) 226-3164 for more information.
|LOCAL NEWS COVERAGE: WAC Executive Director Craig Cashman and Board Chairman Fred Huneke escorted DEP Commissioner Cas Holloway around the Delaware County Fairgrounds last month. NewsChannel 34 caught up with the Commish to get his opinon on hydrofracturing in the New York City Watershed.|
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Bovina Farm Day
Agroforestry Center, Acra
September 18, 8:30am-3pm
Agroforestry Center, Acra
September 18, 10am-noon
September 25, 8:30am-noon
|The Watershed Agricultural Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the economic viability of agriculture and forestry through the protection of water quality and the promotion of land conservation in the New York City Watershed region. The WAC is funded by The New York City Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service and other federal, foundation and private sources. The WAC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. |