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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News

May 2020 Enews

May 2020 Enews

Construction has begun and our Pure Catskills Guide hit stands Memorial Day weekend.  USDA announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, learn about this program and more...

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NYC Watershed views, there’s nothing better! ・ NYC Watershed views, there’s nothing better! ・・・
I love the mountains, I love the flowers, I love an afternoon when the cows come home...#ilovedelco #noplacelikehome #catskills
June is National Dairy Month. Help support the dai June is National Dairy Month. Help support the dairy farmers of the NYC Watershed! 🐮
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The @purecatskills Guide is here! ・・・ Buying The @purecatskills Guide is here! ・・・
Buying locally, knowing the source of your food, and committing to supporting local farm and food businesses is no longer a trend—it is a lifestyle. One of the greatest strengths of this region is the diversity of products being grown, produced and raised by our local farm and food producers. The #Catskills represent the definition of what it means to ‘buy local.’ Now more than ever, we want to share with you the stories of our small, committed and diversified farm businesses, the high-quality products they produce, and this robust foodshed. With the world changing so rapidly around us, our hardworking #purecatskills farmers and producers remain persistent, relentless, and most importantly they remain consistent. Our hope after you’ve read through these pages is that you’ll join our buy local movement, and make it a continual and integral part of your lifestyle. 
Due to COVID-19, we encourage our readers to visit websites and/or contact businesses prior to visiting via their phone number, email or social media pages. As always, be mindful of social distancing, wear your mask and please be patient while traveling throughout the region. With things changing so rapidly around us, please note that we are updating the 2020-2021 Guide to Pure Catskills Products as often as we can, specifically in the Activities and Tourism section starting on page 65. 
On behalf of our essential farm and forest businesses here in the Catskills, thank you for supporting local. Together with all of you, #WearePureCatskills. Visit our Guide online until you can get your hands on a copy, #linkinbio!
Happy Monday! 🐮 Happy Monday! 🐮
Happy Mother’s Day! 💕🐮 Happy Mother’s Day! 💕🐮
For Delaware County families in need. For Delaware County families in need.
Easement Stewardship Specialist Mike Morales and h Easement Stewardship Specialist Mike Morales and his pup Callie spent the weekend planting trees from the SWCD spring sale.
Easter breakfast at Crystal Valley Farm, Halcott C Easter breakfast at Crystal Valley Farm, Halcott Center, NY! We hope all our friends and family in the NYC Watershed area are safe and healthy 🐰🐮 (Remember, gathering in herds is not recommended! )

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