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

The 2nd Annual Batavia Kill Stream Celebration was held on August 9, 2008. Visitors from the tri-state region flocked to the event held at Country Suite Bed and Breakfast in Ashland, NY. It was a full day of FREE family fun, entertainment, and education. Don’t miss this year’s Celebration!

Entertainment

laurie-ira-mcintoshLaurie and Ira McIntoshLaurie & Ira McIntosh
A lively performance sharing the rich culture of the Catskill region through traditional stories and songs, legends, anecdotes and Catskill Mountain lore.  Fun for the whole family!!  Sing along and tap your feet to the musical stylings of Ira & Laurie McIntosh.

Turtle Island Medicine Show
Animated theater performance by Arm of the Sea
For over twenty years Arm-of-the-Sea has been developing a style of magical realism that marries the mythic and the everyday, humanity and the earth, visual arts and natural science, poetry and politics.
Turtle Island Medicine Show is a contemporary fable and cautionary tale inspired by both the Lenape Indian origin story and by current reports from climate studies.

Activities

turtle-island-medicine-showEarthdivers with Turtle Island’s Tree of LifeArm of the Sea Theater

For over twenty years Arm-of-the-Sea has been developing a style of magical realism that marries the mythic and the everyday, humanity and the earth, visual arts and natural science, poetry and politics.  Don’t miss another outstanding performance involving colorful, moving and imaginative storytelling by this renowned theatrical group. Educational and entertaining for people of all ages!!

Guided Stream Walks
Learn about stream dynamics, how streams respond to flood events and what management practices are recommended for healthier streams and aquatic life. 

Life by the Stream - Ongoing throughout the day
Interactive game for children of all ages!  Prizes for everyone who participates.

Storytelling
Folk tales & native American themes relating to birds, frogs, and local and regional animals. 

Plant identification
Learn about different plant species in a reconstructed wetland on site and how to identify native vegetation along stream reaches.  The important role of riparian buffers to stream side stability will also be highlighted.  Host—Bob Beyfuss, Cornell Cooperative Ext. of Greene County.

Agroforestry
Example forestry practices and importance of sustainable forestry to water quality and local economies.

Bee & Pollinators Exhibit
What’s the essential function of pollinators to our existence? Come find out!

Batavia Kill Rock Painting - Ongoing throughout the day
Featured artists from the Windham Art Alliance Art will be available for demonstrations and assisting children with Rock Artwork.

The Fabled Art of Fly Fishing
Join Columbia-Greene Chapter Trout Unlimited members and experience the art, skill and joy of fly casting and tying. Ongoing demonstrations along the Batavia Kill will be conducted by experienced fly fishermen. 

What’s in the Water?
Sampling for aquatic life and the important role they play in determining stream health.

Recycled Paper Making
Learn to make recycled paper during this ongoing hands on activity, great for kids!

Printmaking
Children learn printing techniques from a professional artists using recycled dyes.

Food & Wine Tasting

Clark’s Famous Barbeque
Come enjoy Clark’s delicious BBQ throughout the day including Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and the best Chicken in all of Greene County! 

Windham Winery
Sample hand-crafted wines from a local micro-winery that produces small batches of wine for every taste. Wine tasting will be available!

Catskill Mountain Country Store
Enjoy homemade donuts, jams, and coffee from our local country store. The best donuts you will ever taste!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!
Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District
New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Catskill Watershed Corporation
Greene County Tourism & Promotions
Town of Ashland NY
Town of Lexington NY
Windham Mountain
Price Chopper
Williams Lumber
Katterskill Associates
Fastracs Inc.
National Bank of Coxsackie
Central Hudson
Marshall & Sterling Insurance
Stewart’s Shops
Bank of Greene County
Peckham Industries
Method
Evergreen Mountain Construction
Christman’s Windham House