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We're All Ears
Whether you're a watershed farmer, Brooklyn water user, logger or teacher, we want to hear from you... The Council is updating its organizational strategic plan for 2011 and we're all ears! Tell us how we're doing and where you think we should be headed. With the help of the New York Council of Nonprofits, we're checking our internal map and making sure we're on the right path. Answer this anonymous 12-question survey and influence how we approach programming, marketing, fundraising and community leadership in the years ahead. We want to know how we can better serve you, our participants and our partners. You can trade in your anonymity for a chance to win some cool Pure Catskills giveaways by completing Question #12 with your contact information. Feel free to pass the survey link along to a friend or post it to your Facebook Wall.
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Resurrection of the Un-Futon 
Catskill WoodNet member Nikita Gregoriev shared his story of creating the Un-Futon. Owner of Nikita Indoor/Outdoor Furnishings, he uses local wood for the hardwood frames built in his Richmond Springs assembly facility. Listen here to learn more about Nikita and how his wood-products business competes in a global market. (Nikita is pictured here with Wood Products Utilization & Marketing Specialist Josh VanBrakle.)

Schoharie Watershed Month
Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting its second annual celebration of everything water. All month long, you're invited to workshops, seminars and stream clean-ups throughout the Hunter-Tannersville area. Thanks to funding from DEP and a Stream Management Implementation Grant, the Council is again sponsoring the free environmental film series May 20-22. Films include What's On Your Plate?, Vanishing of the Bees, Reclaiming Our Water, and The Greenhorns.
A Picnic & A Fountain
After two years of renovations, the Ashokan Reservoir fountains are flowing again. On Mother's Day, the DEP showcased its latest rehabilitation work on an aging water infrastructure by replacing two 105-year-old values. The fountain area is adjacent to the Ashokan Dam Public Access Area that provides 2.5 miles of scenic walkways. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenery.
Of Interest 
Congrats: Laura O'Donohue of Snow Hill  Farm, North Salem, joined the board of NOFA-NY
Discounted registration for Catskill WoodNet members: $25 Mass Customization Workshop for Wood Products Industry workshop
Webinar: Cornell University, Marcellus Shale Webinar: Agricultural Potential Impacts May 11
Call for Vendors: Taste of the Catskills
Need a speaker for your event? We can provide a speaker to present on topics related to agriculture, forestry, conservation easements, water quality, farm to market, communications and the Council's community impact. To learn more, contact Tara Collins at (607) 865-7090, ext. 226.

May 9, 2011


This month's Watershed Wednesday Radio Show: Farm Chatter with Denise Warren, Stone & Thistle Farm

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May 2011

Schoharie Watershed Month


World Bank-Latin America Watershed Tour


May 14

Holistic Pond Management






May 17-22

Old Salem Spring Horse Show

North Salem


May 18

World Bank-Mongolian Parliament Watershed Tour


May 20

Environmental Film Screening: What's On Your Plate?

Reclaiming Our Water



May 21

Environmental Film Screening:

Vanishing of the Bees

The Greenhorns



Rain Barrel Building Workshop



May 22

Environmental Film Screening: What's On Your Plate?Reclaiming Our Water


May 25

Past, Present & Future of the Gilboa Dam



May 27

Sawkill Creek Clean-up




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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.