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Schoharie Watershed Month

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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 runs 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
Join us for a guided photography walk with Francis X. Driscoll along the Westkill Stream in the Spruceton Valley area of Lexington. Fran will show how he has gotten some of his award-winning shots. This will include 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 will meet at the West Kill Community Hall to carpool to the location, as parking space is limited at the trailhead. The photography walk will wrap up around noon and then carpool back. This is an outdoor event, so attendees should dress for the weather, bring a filled water bottle and snacks, and wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail. All camera types, including cell phones and tablets, are welcome. In the event of rain or other inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Sunday, May 6th, and registered attendees will be notified by e-mail.

 

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, experience 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 will be 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
Join members from the Hunter Area Trail Coalition on this easy walk (approximately 1.5 miles) on the former Hunter Branch railroad bed adjacent to Ski Bowl Road in Hunter. Learn 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. Attendees should dress for the weather, bring a filled water bottle, and wear appropriate footwear for walking on a trail. In the event of rain or inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Sunday, May 13th, and registered attendees will be notified by e-mail. *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

Do you feel in the weeds? Mountain Top Arboretum hosts an Invasive Species to help! Dan Snider, of the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership, will lecture and lead a walk to identify invasive plants. We will put new knowledge into practice as a group, weeding and replanting with suitable native perennials. Come dressed for the weather and bring a trowel (optional), gloves, and a filled water bottle. Registrations requested. Call 518-589-3903 or visit the Mountain Top Arboretum events page to register.

 

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, experience 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 will be 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 will lead us on a short walk into the Arboretum's Spruce Glen where we will learn 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. In the event of rain or other inclement weather, this event will be postponed until Saturday, June 2nd, and all registered attendees will be notified by e-mail. Come dressed for the weather, as this is an outdoor event.  Registrations required. This event is limited to 20 attendees. Call 518-589-3903 or visit the Mountain Top Arboretum events page to register. *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, experience 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 will be held on 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 5/26.

 

Bird Walk with Larry Federman
Sunday, May 20, 2018
(7:30am-11:00am)

Windham Path - Use Route 296 parking area
Route 296, Windham, NY
Join Larry Federman, president of the Northern Catskills Audubon Society and former Education Coordinator for 3 Audubon sanctuaries on a bird walk at the Windham Path. On the walk we'll identify, by sight and sound, the birds that call this important habitat home, as well as look for late migrants passing through to their northern breeding territories. We'll also talk about critters and plants that we encounter on the walk. Bring a binocular and water, and wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear (no flip flops please). *Note this walk was canceled due to possible thunderstorms.

 

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, will speak on invasive shrubs, and we will discuss and plant beautiful native shrub alternatives (in pre-weeded and pre-dug holes)! Stay on for a picnic lunch and tours of the almost-completed timberframe Education Center which features 21 native tree species. Come dressed for the weather and bring a trowel (optional), gloves, and a filled water bottle. Registrations required. This event is limited to 20 attendees. Call 518-589-3903 or visit the Mountain Top Arboretum events page to register.

 

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, experience 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 will be held on 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, and 5/26.

 

RiverWebs Film Showing
Saturday, May 26, 2018
(4:00pm-5:00pm)

Mountain Top Library
6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY
Join the Mountain Top Library for the kick-off of their environmental film series! This documentary follows the life and work of Japanese ecologist, Dr. Shigeru Nakano. Run time: 58 minutes.

 

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 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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