When we protect a farm, we preserve a way of life. For generations, people in the Catskills have appreciated the rural character of the region’s undeveloped landscape: beautiful farm and forestland patched together with cool mountain streams.
The Watershed Agricultural Council, an on-the-ground local organization of committed professionals, has used both science and law through economic and conservation strategies to protect NYC’s Watershed for over 20 years. Because of this commitment and capacity, the Catskill Mountains are a source of safe, chemical-free and abundant drinking water to the Northeast’s largest metropolitan city. We ensure the delivery of over one billion gallons of fresh drinking water every day to more than nine million NYC residents.
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