It’s been a great month in the Catskills! The Delaware County Fair was a huge success for the Watershed Agricultural Council, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and Pure Catskills members who shared a tent all week. The Forestry program attended the NYS Woodsmen’s Field Days with particpants in Boonville, NY, while the Agriculture program continued to implement Whole Farm Plans and Best Management Practices on farms in the Watershed as well as host a farm tour for students at Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The Easement Program continued to protect additional farmland in the watershed, bringing their eased acre count to over 25,000!
In a continuing effort to protect water quality in the Watershed, WAC is partnering once again to bring Clean Sweep to Delaware County farmers, residents and business owners. This event takes household hazardous waste free of charge. It will be held on September 18-19th.
Read the August 2015 News from the Watershed Agricultural Council here.
(Photo by Josh Dick)