The East Branch Nature Preserve — with trails and interpretive stations is being created on 33 acres between the East Branch of the Delaware River and the historic Delaware & Ulster train’s railroad tracks in Arkville.

We will announce when the Preserve will be open for public use in 2024. You can  preview what visitors will learn when they come to the Preserve. Use the tabs on the blue menu bar above to link to each sign and a full description and interesting linked materials.

The Accordion Section Below provides a summary each interpretive sign topic. Click the “+” button on the right to open, read a brief description of what each sign is about and link to a full description and interesting linked materials.

EBNP SIGN #1 - YOU ARE HERE

You are standing at the geographic center of a region that is unique in all the world, a protected landscape that supplies the most crucial resource on earth — clean fresh water — to the largest city in the United States.

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SIGN #2 - VEGETATION SUCCESSION

Invasive species interfere with the desired progression of plant life that provides the best habitat for native wildlife.

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SIGN #3 - BIRDS AND WILDLIFE

Inhabitants of the land will change as vegetation and habitats change.

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SIGN #4 - SETTLING THE RIVER VALLEYS

Throughout time, people have settled in river valleys.

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SIGN #5 - LIVING WITH FLOODS

Floods are a natural part of a river’s life.

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SIGN #6 - THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE

From glaciers to forests, farms and railroads, land use changes over time.

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