Artwork and poetry created by students in New York City and areas of the Catskill Mountains that comprise the NYC Watershed is on display annually at the Catskill Water Discovery Center. The work represents the winning entries from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) annual Water Resources Art and Poetry Contest.
This year, more than 1,300 second through twelfth grade students representing 90 schools in New York City and the East and West of Hudson Watersheds participated. “Students submitted entries that beautifully depict an understanding of and appreciation for New York’s shared water resources and the importance of water conservation and protection,” says DEP Director of Education Robin Sanchez. For more information about DEP’s Art and Poetry Contest, visit www.nyc.gov/dep/education