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.



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Instagram post 2273737946409454957_2325520471 Luckily, Brynne Backus and her 4H goat don’t need to practice social distancing! 🍀 🐐 #nycwatershed #watershedproud #stayhome
Instagram post 2272108824185579293_2325520471 Now more than ever it's important to recognize our local producers. Happy National Agriculture Day to all the hard working farm families in the region!
Instagram post 2268360325039701075_2325520471 For more information visit: nycwatershed.org/covid-19
Instagram post 2261932755619263533_2325520471 The first signs of spring in the NYC Watershed! 🌷#nycwatershed
Instagram post 2256091743877423900_2325520471 Today is the Last Day to Get in the @purecatskills Guide! Don't miss your chance to be listed in the 2020-2021 Guide to Pure Catskills Products. Membership is due TODAY! Pay online at purecatskills.com or contact us today at (607) 865-7090 or purecatskills@nycwatershed.org. #purecatskills #getintheguide
Instagram post 2229945314318621041_2325520471 Our farms are also FOREST producers 🐮🌲
 #nycwatershed #watershedproud #catskills #nofarmsnofood #forestsarefilters
Instagram post 2226311311158034772_2325520471 It’s a perfectly crisp morning in the NYC Watershed ❄️ .
#nycwatershed #nofarmsnofood
Instagram post 2211754814860227304_2325520471 Happy New Year friends! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2020 for all. 🐮💧❤️
Instagram post 2194610858917628612_2325520471 Today started crisp and chilly in the Catskills. #nycwatershed ❄️💧
Instagram post 2190783461762085594_2325520471 It's #GivingTuesday! We are looking to our like-minded supporters who share our goals of supporting and protecting farm and forest land in our beautiful region. Like you we recognize our natural resources are central to our quality of life. We need fresh water to drink, clean air to breathe, healthy food to eat and economic prosperity to sustain our lives and communities. Join us by supporting the work we are doing in the region by donating today! nycwatershed.org/donate (link in bio)
Instagram post 2190242595530278052_2325520471 It’s a snowy day in the NYC Watershed. Stay safe friends! ❄️🐮
. 📷: @evansandevansfarm
Instagram post 2188596183805671098_2325520471 Today is the day, shop local! Link in @purecatskills bio
Skip department stores today and keep it local on Small Business Saturday. Show your Catskills love for local businesses and most importantly your community by using #shoplocalcatskills and #shopsmall. Shopping small has never been easier thanks to our Pure Catskills members who are committed to stocking products from local makers. Check out our list of many of the best local shops throughout the region in our Holiday Gift Guide to find a store near you!
Instagram post 2187161014922765869_2325520471 Today, and every day, we are thankful. Thankful for our farmers, foresters and the local community as we work together to keep this region a working landscape. It is because of our producers and their dedication to this region and rural lifestyle that we are able to do the collaborative work that we do. Together with our partners, we are able to offer support to hundreds of farms and forest businesses in the NYC Watershed. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at the Watershed Agricultural Council!
Instagram post 2177355557810222068_2325520471 Shopping local just got easier with the 2019 @purecatskills Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve gathered honey collectors; wool and fiber makers; outlets for wreath and holiday decorations; cut-your-own tree farms; alcohol makers; handcrafted and hand-blended gift ideas; holiday caterers; preserved goods; botanical lines; holiday bakers; value-added dairy producers; maple syrup makers; local stores; places to stay and local happenings. . .all in one easy-to-access resource. Support your local producers and community by making your purchases count for clean water and the environment this holiday season! Link in PC bio. 
#ShopLocalCatskills #WeArePureCatskills #purecatskills

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