Our Mission

To promote the economic viability of agriculture and forestry, the protection of water quality, and the
conservation of working landscapes through strong local leadership and sustainable public-private partnerships.

Our Footprint

0% Farm Participation
0 acres of Managed Forest Land
0 Conservation Easement Acres
0 Pure Catskills Members

The Watershed Agricultural Council works with hundreds of farm and forest landowners in the NYC Watershed. Together, with our program participants, we have an expansive Conservation Footprint in the region. View the map here.

Events

News

March 2022 Enews

March 2022 Enews

Read the MARCH 2022 enews here BUSINESS PLANNING AND FARMS & FORESTS IN TRANSITION PROGRAMS Business Planning: To support the development of professional economic viability...

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“The water that comes off this farm is more valu “The water that comes off this farm is more valuable than the milk, because of how many people drink and need it in New York City.”

Albano Farms started as a large dairy farm and has diversified into beef, sheep, goats, timber and in 2020 they added a farm store. Learn about the Best Management Practices used to ensure that they protect water quality, the most valuable resource coming off the farm. Check out their new state of the art calf facility and learn how they intensely manage manure and growing crop production.

#nycwatershed #nofarmsnofood #dairyfarm #agriculture #farmstore #madeinny #purecatskills #buypurecatskills
Happy Earth Day! The Watershed Agricultural Counci Happy Earth Day! The Watershed Agricultural Council strives to support the working landscapes of the region not only today, but every day!
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#earthday #earthday2022 #catskills #nycwatershed #environment #farms #nofarmsnofood
All WAC Offices are closed today, Tuesday, April 1 All WAC Offices are closed today, Tuesday, April 19th. ❄️
“Chicken in the Rye” Check out these success “Chicken in the Rye” 

Check out these successful cover crops! 🌱🐥 | 📷: Cindy McCarthy
Well, it was close, but it appears March will in f Well, it was close, but it appears March will in fact go out like a lamb! Check out this little one from @albano_farms 🐑🌱
Springtime soil sampling in the NYC Watershed! 🌱 | 📷: Cindy McCarthy
Happy National Agriculture Day and Happy World Wat Happy National Agriculture Day and Happy World Water Day! The Watershed Agricultural Council has a dual mission of protecting drinking water for over  9 million New York residents while conserving the working landscapes and supporting agriculture in the NYC Watershed. 
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#nycwatershed #nationalagricultureday #nationalagday #nycwater #unfilteredwater #nofarmsnofood #farm #agriculture
Happy Spring Equinox! Today marks the first day of Happy Spring Equinox! Today marks the first day of spring in the NYC Watershed! Things might not look green yet, but the days are getting longer. Just ask anyone with chickens, more sunlight means more eggs ☀️🌱🐥🥚 
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#firstdayofspring #spring #springequinox #nycwatershed #chickens #eggs #farm
What did you drive to work today? Just another day What did you drive to work today? Just another day in the #nycwatershed! 🚜
Happy International Women's Day! Today and everyda Happy International Women's Day! Today and everyday, we celebrate women in agriculture of all ages in the NYC Watershed and beyond! 
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#nycwatershed #internationalwomensday #womeninag #womeninagriculture #internationalwomensday2022 #farming #agriculture #watershedproud #wearepurecatskills
Did you know that the WAC's Forestry Program has f Did you know that the WAC's Forestry Program has funding to help offset certain woodlot expenses?🌲
 
The Management Assistance Program (MAP) provides cost-share funding to landowners to help cover, or partially cover the cost of some common woodlot activities. The MAP Program is intended to help landowners carry out stewardship projects on their land. 

Applications are granted on a monthly basis so now is the time to apply for projects in the Spring and Summer. The funding limit is $2,985 for projects in a grant round, and $5,970 per year. Applications are due on the 1st of each month and successful applicants have 6 months to complete the project.
 
If you are interested in applying to this program, or would like to see the full list of accepted practices, please download the application or visit the MAP website at:  http://ow.ly/OXxe50I78AL
The sun is bright on this cold crisp January morni The sun is bright on this cold crisp January morning in the #NYCWatershed. ☀️ ❄️ 
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#catskills #catskillmountains #nofarmsnofood #sunrise #winter #winterwonderland
We are happy to report many events and farm tours We are happy to report many events and farm tours occurred in 2021. The Watershed Agricultural Council hosted an array of farm tours in the NYC Watershed and attended a handful of events. Read more: http://ow.ly/H6Xw50HoX0E
The East of Hudson Program has been working with p The East of Hudson Program has been working with participants in the Croton Watershed to provide technical assistance for farm implemented projects designed to enhance farm resiliency, improve production and protect water quality. Learn more in our 2021 Annual Report. Link in Bio.
Learn about Forestry Best Management Practices bei Learn about Forestry Best Management Practices being used while logging in the NYC Watershed. Follow Randy Kelly as he discusses the process he followed in coordination with WAC stewardship and forestry staff to sustainably harvest timber on his eased property. Watch the video to learn more!
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#nycwatershed #logging #timberharvest #timberharvesting #bestmanagementpractices #waterquality #conservation #conservationeasement

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