New Catskills conservation group formed


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos




ALBANY — New York's Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference have formed a partnership to protect natural resources and enhance recreation in the Catskill Mountain region.

The Catskills Conservation Corps aims to engage more people in stewardship and outdoor recreation projects in the Catskills.

Under a contract with DEC, the Trail Conference will recruit and supervise volunteers to perform various stewardship tasks in conjunction with DEC's efforts in the Catskills.

The contract totals approximately $75,000 for two years, funded through the Environmental Protection Fund, with an option to extend the agreement for an additional three years.

DEC will identify specific needs and the Trail Conference will recruit, train and supervise volunteers working on specific projects.


Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Campaign empowers kids to help those addicted to opioids
BY ERIKA NORTON
As part of its “Connect 2 Disconnect” campaign to combat the growing heroin and opioid crisis in...
Animal abuse: We need better laws, better enforcement, and stronger penalties
To the Editor:
The Jeanne Ryan case of abuse is horrifying, but unfortunately one of too many. There are a myriad of cases throughout New York state where animals suffer...
Image Safe Homes’ Families hold back-to-school drive
Safe Homes of Orange County is holding a drive to collect school supplies and back-to-school clothes.
Donations are being accepted through Aug. 31 for any of the following...
New York gives foster families chance to camp for free
(AP) New York state has given hundreds of foster families a chance to camp for free.
The state sent out 500 camping gift cards and Empire Passes to foster families around New...

VIDEOS



Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.



MOST COMMENTED



Click on the ad above to print your coupon!
Find more about Weather in Chester, NY