Groundwater in the Catskills: Challenges and Solutions – June 7 Conference

Groundwater in the Catskills: Challenges and Solutions – June 7 Conference

Groundwater in the Catskills: Challenges and Solutions, a one-day conference presented by the Catskill Water Discovery Center with the Margaretville Rotary Club, and Rotary District 7170 takes place June 7 from 10 am to 3 pm in the auditorium of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, 669 Highway 38, Arkville, NY 12406. Tickets are $10, including lunch and are available at: Eventbrite, directly: 

Globally, groundwater is an essential drinking water source that is at risk in many places. Locally, residents in the Catskills, including those in the NYC watershed, encounter variable drinking water conditions via private wells or municipal systems, seemingly illogical given that the NYC’s surface water reservoir system provides exceptional drinking water to nine million people.

The conference will explore the problems Catskills municipalities, and residents, farms and other users of groundwater, encounter — problems such as arsenic, sulfur, iron, lead, copper, chlorides, coliform/E Coli, nitrates and gasses including methane, and carbon dioxide. Speakers will examine where contaminants come from and how they can be addressed.

Featured speakers include representatives from the State’s Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2), led by NYSDEC and NYS DOH in collaboration with other state agencies. Residents living within the NYC watershed, may benefit from measures put in place for protection of the surface water. A representative from NYC DEP will speak to those protections.

The afternoon panel session will include the morning’s speakers plus municipal leaders from Andes and Middletown and representatives from the Catskill Watershed Corporation, Watershed Agricultural Council, and the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Creative Adventures in Art and Play (CAAP)

Creative Adventures in Art and Play (CAAP)

Winter 2023

Catskill Water Discovery Center
669 Hwy 38 Suite 3
Arkville, NY 12406

Children ages 4 – 9 are invited for art and creative playtime sessions at the Water Discovery’s Exhibit Hall from 2 – 4 p.m on the following dates:

  • January 28
  • February 11 & 26
  • March 11 & 25

Artist facilitators will gently guide children’s creative playtime as they create their own masterpieces out of recyclable and natural materials.

Register today! There is no fee for the program.

Inspired by the CAPE (Community Adventure Play Experiences) model:

Developed by Sarah Lawrence College’s Child Development Institute, these creative play sessions foster kids creative spirits and abilities — and they’re FUN!

Register your child
for up to five art/play sessions
by contacting:

Don Myers
Program Administrator
(845) 399-3913

Parent or responsible adult must be present (but will be encouraged to enjoy the company of other parents and learn about the Water Discovery Center.)

Masks are encouraged but not required.

We are required to cancel if there is snow that requires removal. Participants’ parents will be notified directly.