Promoting Wise Management of Natural Resources in Greene County, New York Since 1961

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9th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month

May 2018

Celebrating the beauty and natural resources of the Schoharie basin through entertaining, hands-on activities for the whole family!
All events are free and open to the public.

 

Student/Amateur Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Friday, May 4, 2018
(4:00pm-6:00pm)

Mountain Top Library
6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY
Each May, students from schools around the mountaintop submit their artwork for this annual art exhibit. The exhibit ran through the month of May and is open to the public during normal operating hours for the Mountain Top Library.

 

Spring in Spruceton Photography Walk
Saturday, May 5, 2018
(7:30am-12:30pm)

West Kill Community Hall parking lot
141 Spruceton Road, West Kill, NY
Francis X. Driscoll led a guided photography walk along the Westkill Stream in the Spruceton Valley area of Lexington. Fran showed how he has gotten some of his award-winning shots. This included hands-on instruction, in the field, with camera settings, composition, exposure, depth of field, etc. With emphasis on enjoying and capturing the beauty around us. Participants met at the West Kill Community Hall to carpool to the location, as parking space is limited at the trailhead. All camera types, including cell phones and tablets, were welcome.

 

Eco-Friendly Story Time & Craft Hour
Saturday, May 5, 2018
(10:30am-11:30am)

Mountain Top Library
6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY
Every Saturday in May, the Mountain Top Library hosted a special environmental education series with an eco-friendly story time and craft hour! Perfect fun for the budding little naturalist in your life! This event was held on 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 5/26.

 

Hunter Branch Rail Trail Educational Walk & Talk
Saturday, May 12, 2018
(10:00am)

Meet at 300 Ski Bowl Road, Hunter, NY
Members from the Hunter Area Trail Coalition led this easy walk (approximately 1.5 miles) on the former Hunter Branch railroad bed adjacent to Ski Bowl Road in Hunter. Participants learned about the history of this branch of the railroad, the plants and animals that can be seen along the old railroad, and the growing trail network in the Town of Hunter with future connections to the Villages of Hunter and Tannersville.*Note this event was rescheduled to Sunday, May 13th, due to rain.

 

Invasive Species Day
Saturday, May 12, 2018
(10:00am-1:00pm)

Mountain Top Arboretum
4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY

Dan Snider, of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, lectured and led a walk to identify invasive plants.

 

Eco-Friendly Story Time & Craft Hour
Saturday, May 12, 2018
(10:30am-11:30am)

Mountain Top Library
6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY
Every Saturday in May, the Mountain Top Library hosted a special environmental education series with an eco-friendly story time and craft hour! Perfect fun for the budding little naturalist in your life! This event was held on 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 5/26.

 

Bog Tour
Saturday, May 19, 2018
(10:00am-12:00pm)

Mountain Top Arboretum
4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY

Discover bogs of the Catskills with the area's preeminent forest historian. Mike Kudish led a short walk into the Arboretum's Spruce Glen where participants learned about bog ecology and history. If conditions permit, we may assist Mike in taking a peat core sample to help determine the bog's age and evolution. *Note this event was rescheduled to Saturday, June 2nd, due to rain.

 

Eco-Friendly Story Time & Craft Hour
Saturday, May 19, 2018
(10:30am-11:30am)

Mountain Top Library
6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY
Every Saturday in May, the Mountain Top Library hosted a special environmental education series with an eco-friendly story time and craft hour! Perfect fun for the budding little naturalist in your life! This event was held on 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 5/26.

 

Mountain Top Arboretum's Volunteer Appreciation Day and Native Shrub Planting
Saturday, May 26, 2018
(10:00am-2:00pm)

Mountain Top Arboretum
4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY

A day to thank the Mountain Top Arboretum volunteers and invite new participants. Dan Snider, of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, spoke on invasive shrubs, and participants discussed and planted beautiful native shrub alternatives (in pre-weeded and pre-dug holes)! Participants stayed on for a picnic lunch and tours of the almost-completed timberframe Education Center which features 21 native tree species.

 

Eco-Friendly Story Time & Craft Hour
Saturday, May 26, 2018
(10:30am-11:30am)

Mountain Top Library
6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY
Every Saturday in May, the Mountain Top Library hosted a special environmental education series with an eco-friendly story time and craft hour! Perfect fun for the budding little naturalist in your life! This event was held on 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 5/26.

 

For more information, contact 518-622-3620.

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Past Schoharie Watershed Celebrations

8th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2017)

7th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2016)

6th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2015)

5th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2014)

4th Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2013)

3rd Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2012)

2nd Annual Schoharie Watershed Month (May 2011)

1st Annual Schoharie Watershed Week (May 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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