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As we acknowledge all there is to be thankful for during this Thanksgiving holiday, we at the Watershed Agricultural Council are grateful for your support. Thank you for your participation in our water protection programs and buy local initiatives. Thank you for serving on our committees, on our board, and behind our collaborative partnerships. Clean drinking water, strong watershed communities, and profitable farm, food and wood businesses depend on our willingness to work together. Thank you for your dedication, commitment and friendship in working towards our common goals. For you, we are thankful. Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Google+ 

wildlifeNature Calling: Wildlife Management
Wildlife Management Workshop, Clearpool Model Forest, November 16 Friday, November 16
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Charles Perrin Learning Center & Clearpool Model Forest, Carmel 10512


Learn about your backyard neighbors: deer, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks and groundhogs. Discover the best methods to contain these busy creatures, minimize landscape damage, and live successfully with them. Join us for the second workshop in an informative Clearpool Model Forest Adult Education Series addressing landowner concerns, woodland stewardship and critter management. To register, contact Chris Hendershot (845) 225-8226, ext. 605.Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Google+ 

evplanEconomic Viability Strategic Plan 
Watershed Agricultural Council, Economic Viability Strategic Plan In keeping with our  2011-2014 Strategic Plan, the Council recently posted its Economic Viability Strategic Plan for moving regional economic viability to the forefront of our agenda. Working again with New York Council of Nonprofits, we gathered input from stakeholders and partners, Pure Catskills and Catskill WoodNet members, staff and board members to determine our role in promoting regional economic vitality of agriculture and forestry businesses. The region's future lies within our working landscapes and land conservation can be profitable. If you have questions about the Council's direction, proposed next steps and work plan, contact Executive Director Craig Cashman. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Google+

auditBy the Numbers
We posted the Watershed Agricultural Council's financial audit 2011-2012 and the Auditor's report cover letter from certified public accountants Toski & Co., P.C., online for your review.  If you have questions about the Council's audit, programmatic spending, or annual budget contact  Finance Director Thomas Artale
(607) 865-7790, ext.105.
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fftcTote-bag Worthy Holiday Items & Gifts
Fresh From the Catskills Gather up what's "Fresh From the Catskills" at holiday farmers' markets this month. The Pure Catskills campaign is working with regional outlets to help you stuff your holiday menus and stockings with farm-fresh goodies. Print off a coupon for free tote bag and get a jump on your holiday shopping at one of these featured locations: Buy fresh, go small and shop local with regional businesses this holiday season. Follow the Pure Catskills Facebook Page or tweet your holiday find on Twitter @PureCatskills. Like us on Facebook View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Twitter Find us on Google+

craftFinal Catskills CRAFT Meeting of 2012
Final CRAFT Meeting November 19, 2012 Monday, November 19
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Berry Brook Farm
310 Henderson Hollow Road Roscoe 12776

Attend the Harvest Celebration at the farm of Eleanor Blakeslee-Drain to plan the 2013 CRAFT schedule. Bring a dish to pass! For more information: [email protected]. Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Google+ 

interestOf Interest
Article: The Empire State Strikes Back (Edible Manhattan)
NOFA-NY Winter Conference
Petition Congress to Pass the Farm Bill (National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition)
Water Study Raises Issues (Capital Press)
Report: The Economic Cost of Food Monopolies (Food & Water Watch) 
Article: Dairy Profit Teams Still Pay off for NY Farms (Madison County Courier)
Catskill Center Fall 2012

To DEP and Delaware County Department of Public Works for sending crews down to NYC to help with Super Storm Sandy recovery efforts!

November 19, 2012



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November 15

Harvesting Opportunities

Hotel Albany


November 16

Wildlife Management



November 17

Farm Catskills-Equity Trust Seminar

Delhi Elementary School


November 19

Catskills CRAFT Meeting



November 23-24

Christmas at the Creamery

Bovina Center


November 24-25

Holiday Showcase at Duke Pottery



December 1

Harvest & Holiday Forest Farmers' Market



December 6 

Easement Program Committee Meeting



December 7

TLC Logger Education: Adult First Aid & CPR

Siuslaw Model Forest



December 8

Tracking & Winter Wildlife

Clearpool Model Forest 



December 8

Christmas on the Farm 


Many more events, events and workshops listed on the Pure Catskills home page and on the Council's event pages for agriculture and forestry.



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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.