Water & Land
About WAC      Agriculture      Forestry      Conservation Easements      News      Events      Success Stories


Composting Tour & Workshop October 27, 2011at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills sponsored by the Watershed Agricultural CouncilThe East of Hudson Program invites you to its annual Participant Celebration on December 14 at Hilltop Hanover Farm. As part of the open house festivities, learn to make homemade mozarella, a crowd-pleaser treat to serve your holiday guests this season. Register by December 9 by email or call (914) 962-6355.  Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter View our photos on flickr 

stratplanResighting Our Direction
SkeeterNYC video of Middleburgh dairy farmers impacted by Hurricane IreneThe Council recently completed its strategic planning process with the help of the New York Council of Nonprofits. A revised mission statement, several values additions and a checklist of goals and targets resulted, helping us organizationally hone our efforts related to clean drinking water and regional economic development of agriculture and forestry. This refocusing of purpose through an updated strategic plan will help us better serve you, our participants, and our communities in the years ahead. Take a read through the Plan and contact us with your feedback. Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter View our photos on flickr 

cheesevideoSharing Knowledge 

Sheep Cheese Moldovan Style
Sheep Cheese Moldovan Style
Small Farms Coordinator Dan Flaherty shared his expertise at a Moldovan sheep farm twice in the last year as part of a farmer-to-farmer exchange with CNFA. Check out Dan's perspective on "Cheese Making, Moldovan Style" or read more about his trip under Success Stories > Agriculture > Dan Flaherty.  
Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter View our photos on flickr 



Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,

places to play in

and pray in,

where nature may heal and give strength

to body and soul.

                        -- John Muir


We are all thankful to our Mother, the Earth, for she gives us all that we need for life.  She supports our feet as we walk about upon her.  It gives us joy that she continues to care for us as she has from the beginning of time.

To our Mother, we send greetings and thanks.


Now our minds are one.

                        -- Haudenosaunee Indian Thanksgiving Prayer

interestOf Interest 
Recordkeeping Book: Grazing Dairy Production Recordbook (email [email protected] for free copy)
Newsletter: The Aquifer (The Groundwater Foundation)
Newsletter: Empire E-bytes (USDA NRCS-NY)
Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter View our photos on flickr 

November 29, 2011

Participant Celebration

Strategic Plan

Sharing Knowledge


Of Interest


Join Our Mailing List

Find us on Facebook 


You & Your WatershedYou & Your WatershedEventsUPCOMING EVENTS


December 14

East of Hudson Participant Celebration & Pasta-making Workshop

Yorktown Heights


January 5

NYS Agricultural Society Annual Meeting & Conference



January 12

Catskill Regional Dairy, Livestock & Grazing Conference



January 20-22

NOFA-NY Winter Conference

Saratoga Springs



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.




Pure Catskills

You And Your Watershed



You & Your Watershed (our teacher's resource page)




Thursdays at 7:15 a.m.





(607) 865-7790 | [email protected] 


Your privacy is important to us; therefore, we will not sell, rent, or give your name or email address to anyone. And, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of every WAC eNews. 


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.