Prevailing Wage Training

Streamside Photography Walk at the Windham Path

Registrations are required by Thursday, October 1, 2020. This event is limited to 10 participants. There will be no on-site registrations. Register here: https://www.gcswcd.com/calendar/education/streamside-photography-walk-at-the-windham-path-fall-2020   Join us for a guided photography walk with Francis X. Driscoll on the Windham Path. Fran will show how he has gotten some of his award-winning shots through demonstrations on camera settings, composition, exposure, depth of field, etc. There will be an emphasis on enjoying and capturing the beauty of the area. All camera types, including cell phones and tablets, are welcome. This is an outdoor photography walk that involves walking on an easy loop trail for approximately 1.5 miles. Attendees should dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear, and bring a filled water bottle and snacks as needed. Participants at this event must follow current health guidelines for COVID-19. Participants must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from individuals from different households. Masks or face coverings that cover the nose and mouth will be required for all participants whenever the group is stopped for discussion as well as whenever social distancing cannot be maintained. Participants must bring their own cameras. There will be no sharing of equipment or other materials between individuals […]

Virtual Geology Stream Hike

Virtual Programming with the Time and the Valleys Museum: Zoom Webinar: Sunday, October 4th at 2pm Join Haley Springston, Watershed Planning Coordinator of the Rondout-Neversink Stream Program, on Zoom, as we partner with the Time and the Valleys Museum to offer our first-ever, live-streaming virtual geology stream hike event. RNSP's Watershed Planning Coordinator, Haley Springston, will lead viewers on a virtual geology hike along a Catskill stream, review the effects of geologic history on present-day streams, and answer questions from the audience. Participants will learn how the Catskill landscape formed nearly 380 million years ago, how the geologic history of Catskill streams still affects our lives today, and how the Rondout Neversink Stream Program serves our local streams and communities. The event is free. Registration is required. To register email the Museum at: info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org

Stream Snorkeling on Esopus Creek

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is pleased to announce the return of one of its most popular summer activities:  stream snorkeling! Discover the underwater world of streams by joining us for a fun filled morning of stream snorkeling in the Esopus Creek. This free program was created with families in mind. Participants must be at least 8 years old and those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (the adult does not have to snorkel). This event will be held at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mount Tremper, New York. All equipment and supplies will be provided. Please bring a towel and wear swim clothes and old sneakers or closed-toed water shoes (no bare feet please). This program is designed for people that live in the Ashokan Watershed. The Ashokan Watershed includes the Towns of Hurley, Olive, Woodstock, and Shandaken in Ulster County and the Towns of Lexington and Hunter in Greene County. Space is limited to 15 participants so sign up now as this event may fill up quickly. COVID-19 Safety Precautions will be followed, including wearing masks and social distancing where needed. Snorkeling equipment will be thoroughly disinfected prior to the event and after […]

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Stream Snorkeling on Esopus Creek

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is pleased to announce the return of one of its most popular summer activities:  stream snorkeling! Discover the underwater world of streams by joining us for a fun filled morning of stream snorkeling in the Esopus Creek. This free program was created with families in mind. Participants must be at least 8 years old and those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (the adult does not have to snorkel). This event will be held at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mount Tremper, New York. All equipment and supplies will be provided. Please bring a towel and wear swim clothes and old sneakers or closed-toed water shoes (no bare feet please). This program is designed for people that live in the Ashokan Watershed. The Ashokan Watershed includes the Towns of Hurley, Olive, Woodstock, and Shandaken in Ulster County and the Towns of Lexington and Hunter in Greene County. Space is limited to 15 participants so sign up now as this event may fill up quickly. COVID-19 Safety Precautions will be followed, including wearing masks and social distancing where needed. Snorkeling equipment will be thoroughly disinfected prior to the event and after […]

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Kayaking Day on the Neversink Reservoir

Rondout Neversink Stream Prpgram is partnering with Neversink Parks and Rec. Dept. to offer our first annual Neversink Reservoir Kayaking Day on Sunday, July 25 from 9am-4pm. This event is open (and free!) to residents of the Town of Neversink and to resdents of Tri-Valley School District. The event is limited to 15 participants, reserve your spot today as this event may fill up fast. Email Cher Woehl at cwparksandrec@gmail.com to request your registration form. Registration requests are due by Friday, July 16. Submit your registration forms by July 21.  During the morning of the event, paddling lessons will be taught by water safety expert, Janet Carey. In the afternoon, RNSP's Watershed Planning Coordinator, Haley Springston, will lead an educational kayaking tour of the Neversink Reservoir. PLEASE NOTE PARTICIPANTS MUST: be 18 years or older request a registration form by 7/16 submit registration form by 7/21 adhere to all safety measures (must follow current CDC safety guidelines) use the kayaks provided (no personal kayaks will be permitted) attend the kayaking lesson held prior to the tour if sharing a tandem kayak, MUST be members of the same household If you have any questions about the event, please contact  Haley Springston, at hspringston@rondoutneversink.org or call RNSP's office […]

Family Fun and Fish Day

Kenneth Wilson State Campground 859 Wittenberg Rd, Mt Tremper, NY

Fishing with the family is a great way to connect with each other and experience the great outdoors! After being on hiatus last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we're proud to say that we're bringing this popular and family-friendly event back this year, albeit in a smaller and more socially-distanced way. The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) in cooperation with Trout Unlimited and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is hosting “Family Fun and Fish Day” at Kenneth Wilson State Campground at 859 Wittenberg Road, Mount Tremper, NY on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. DEC fisheries staff and volunteers with local Trout Unlimited chapters will introduce youth and others to the sport of fishing and provide education on fish identification and aquatic ecology. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs related to the day’s activities. Due to the ongoing pandemic we ask that all participants not from the same household maintain at least six feet of distance apart and to wear masks if this is not possible. All forms must be filled out and received prior to the event. Participants who fail to fill out the required forms, fail to adhere […]

Neversink Reservoir Kayaking Tour

Join us on the water! Rondout Neversink Stream Program is once again partnering with Town of Neversink Parks and Recreation to offer guided tours on the Neversink Reservoir. We’re hosting two tours this year, on Sunday, July 17 and Sunday, July 24. Please email cwparksandrec@gmail.com to receive your registration form! Registration is required. This event is open to residents of the Town of Neversink, to residents of Tri-Valley School District, and those living within RNSP’s watershed eligibility area. (Not sure if you live within our eligibility area? Not a problem, send an email to info@rondoutneversink.org, and we'll let you know!)Safety lessons will be provided by water safety expert, Janet Carey, in the morning. Afterwards, an educational kayaking tour will be led by RNSP’s Watershed Planning Coordinator, Haley Springston, where you can learn about local ecology, geology, watershed history, recommended stream management practices and more! This event will be offered free of cost to registered participants. Kayaks and lifevests are provided to registered participants. Have any questions? Contact us at info@rondoutneversink.org.

Neversink Reservoir Kayaking Tour

Join us on the water! RNSP is once again partnering with Town of Neversink Parks and Recreation to offer guided tours on the Neversink Reservoir. We’re hosting two tours this year, on Sunday, July 17 and Sunday, July 24. Please email cwparksandrec@gmail.com to receive your registration form! Registration is required. This event is open to residents of the Town of Neversink, to residents of Tri-Valley School District, and those living within RNSP’s watershed eligibility area. (Not sure if you live within our eligibility area? Not a problem, send an email to info@rondoutneversink.org, and we'll let you know!)Safety lessons will be provided by water safety expert, Janet Carey, in the morning. Afterwards, an educational kayaking tour will be led by RNSP’s Watershed Planning Coordinator, Haley Springston, where you can learn about local ecology, geology, watershed history, recommended stream management practices and more! This event will be offered free of cost to registered participants. Kayaks and lifevests are provided to registered participants. Have any questions? Contact us at info@rondoutneversink.org.

Prevailing Wage Training

Walton Fire House 61 West Street, Walton, NY

Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) will be hosting a Prevailing Wage Training on July 27, 2022 starting at 9:00am.  A presentation by representatives from the New York State Department of Labor will be held at the Walton Fire Department on 61 West Street, Walton, NY.  This training is available to contractors, municipal leaders, highway departments and planning boards. Please register for the training as space will be limited. Overview: Under New York State Labor Law, contractors and subcontractors must pay the prevailing rate of wage and supplements (fringe benefits) to all workers under a public work contract. Employers must pay the prevailing wage rate set for the locality where the work is performed. Prevailing wage is the pay rate set by law for work on public work projects. This applies to all laborers, workers or mechanics employed under a public work contract. The Bureau of Public Work administers Articles 8 and 9 of the New York State Labor Laws. Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Time: 9:00AM Location: Walton Fire House – 61 West Street, Walton, NY 13856 Register: Jessica-patterson@dcswcd.org or 607-865-5223