Promoting Wise Management of Natural Resources in Greene County, New York Since 1961

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Celebrating the beauty and natural resources of the Schoharie basin through entertaining, hands-on activities for the whole family!

Schoharie Watershed Month provides a variety of free public activities and events focused on watershed protection and appreciation.  Schoharie Watershed Month also provides a chance for you and/or your organization to take ACTION. Whether it’s planting trees along our streams, cleaning streams, building a rain garden,  or monitoring your local stream, participating in Schoharie Watershed month will give you the opportunity to protect, preserve, or restore our local waterways. Schoharie Watershed Month is a community- and family-oriented event that will provide a host of fun educational activities on water quality for the entire Mountaintop. Watershed Month activities and events will offer something for everyone. Please join us, host an event, pitch your idea to our committee, or volunteer to help.

2015 Watershed Month Events:

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Saturday, May 2nd:   "The Stream of Life"  Student/Amateur Watershed Art Exhibit Opening Reception, 3pm, Kaaterskill Fine Art Gallery, Hunter.  Exhibit ran through May 31st.   

 

 

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Wednesday, May 6th: Trout Release/Macroinvertebrate Study/Flycasting and Tying at Dolan's Park, Hunter.

 

 

 

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Saturday, May 9th:  Changing Trout Habitat in the Upper Schoharie Creek.  Walt Keller, Fisheries Biologist, and a panel of speakers explored the factors that influence stream health and fish populations.  Platte Clove Neighborhood Center, 1915 County Route 16, Hunter, 10:30am. 

 

 

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Saturday, May 23rd: Guided paddle on the Schoharie Reservoir.  Catskill Outback Adventures led this trip from Snyder's Cove on opening weekend.

 

 

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Thursday, May 23rd Dragon, Damselfly and other Aquatic Invertebrates Workshop for Children in the Village of Hunter.  This after school program will teach kids about the insects and animals that play important roles in the watershed. 

 

 

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Saturday, May 30th:

  • Interpretive Watershed Hike, Bearpen Mountain.  9am - 2pm.  Peter Manning led this 7-mile hike with panoramic views of the Schoharie Watershed.  Moderate - Difficult.
  • "The Schoharie Basin and It's Ice Age History" presenation by  Bob and Johanna Titus told the story of how glaciers shaped the Schoharie Basin and created its most scenic views.  6pm at the Mountaintop Historical Society, Route 23-A, Haines Falls. 

 

Past Schoharie Watershed Celebrations

5th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2014)

4th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2013)

3rd Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2012)

2nd Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2011)

1st Annual Schoharie Watershed Week (May 2010)