Collaborations and partnerships are the foundation of the Watershed Agricultural Council’s success. Since the beginning, we’ve taken the teamwork approach. By enlisting the support of farmers, landowners and professionals, we’ve developed cooperative relationships that advance water quality and nurture the New York City watershed local economy.
Input from local, regional and state sources — such as governments, nonprofits, funders, program participants and residents – the Council is able to address the needs of our downstream water consumers and watershed communities we serve through our programs and Payment for EcoServices opportunities.
Partner representatives frequently participate on
- our Board of Directors
- program committees
- project-specific development teams
- grant joint ventures
One such committee, the Advisory Committee, provides our staff with ideas, criticisms and direction that influence our Strategic Plan. With this input, the Council is currently updating our Strategic Plan to better reflect our future vision and mission. The Strategic Plan guides our organization in ways that best benefit clean drinking water and you, as a landowner or New York City water user.
If you would like to participate on this or another committee, email Board Chair Sally Fairbairn.
American Farmland Trust
Board of Legislators
Board of Supervisors
Catskill Forest Association
Catskill Landowners Association
Catskill Mountain Keeper
Catskill Watershed Corp.
Coalition of Watershed Towns
Cornell University – Cooperative Extension
Empire State Forestry Products
The Nature Conservancy: Catskills Program
NYC Environmental Protection
Department of Environmental Conservation
Department of Health
Department of State, Watershed Protection & Partnership Council
Soil & Water Committee
Central New York
Hudson Mohawk Region
Environmental Protection Agency
Farm Service Agency
Natural Resource Conservation Service