Tonight: Forum on safety at Kaaterskill Falls

Above: After two people fell to their deaths while hiking Kaaterskill Falls in 2014, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation installed a new fence and signage at the top and bottom of the waterfall. Photo via NY DEC. 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is drafting an amended management plan for Kaaterskill Falls, a spectacular Greene County waterfall where two hikers died in 2014.

After lobbying by state and town officials, the DEC installed new fences and signage at the waterfall in October, according to the Daily Mail.

Now the agency taking suggestions and comments from the public about how to improve the tourist attraction.

Tell the DEC what you think in person at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at a public meeting at the town hall in Hunter, or submit your comments until Jan. 16, 2015 via email to [email protected] or by mail to Josh Borst, NYS DEC, 65561 State Highway 10, Suite 1, Stamford, NY 12167.

Open house to solicit public input and recommendations to amend the Kaaterskill Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Hunter Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Hunter.