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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 - 9:17 pm
A New York State budget earmark of $500,000 to fund projects in the Catskill Park, announced earlier this year, may be a fraction of what Catskills regional advocates had originally hoped for. But it’s enough to get the ball rolling on more ambitious... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 - 2:14 pm
Above: Georgianna Lepke of Neversink passes the CWC gavel to Michael Triolo of Stamford. Photo courtesy of the Catskill Watershed Corporation. The board of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, a nonprofit governed mostly by elected officials from the New... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 - 4:25 pm
Above: The Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia on September 5, 2011, a week after Irene flooding damaged the building and grounds. Photo by Flickr user fixbuffalo; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group. Over a year and a half since the Irene... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012 - 4:18 pm
View Larger Map Above: Itty-bitty Trout Creek. Source: Google Maps. The tiny Delaware County hamlet of Trout Creek, in the town of Tompkins, will soon begin work on a community sewer system funded by the New York City Department of Environmental... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 8, 2012 - 3:48 pm
In a move that has angered local residents and town officials, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has walked away from the bargaining table over the building of a sewer treatment plant for the hamlet of Phoenicia. Last month, after... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, May. 25, 2012 - 7:58 pm
Above: Paul Rush, the Deputy Commissioner of the DEP, helps Jim Eisel, the Chair of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, into a life preserver at the boat launch on the Pepacton Reservoir on May 24, 2012. Photo by Julia Reischel.  It's finally... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 15, 2012 - 5:57 pm
Facing a looming August 6 deadline to form a sewer district in Phoenicia, uncertainty about the scope of the proposed sewer plant, and public outcry against the project, the Shandaken town board has opted to ask New York City for an extension on the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 9, 2012 - 12:37 am
Shandaken's latest bout of dithering over a proposed Phoenicia sewer plant may have cost the town $15.8 million in New York City grant money. After years of negotiation with a reluctant town board over the Phoenicia sewer project, the Catskill Watershed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012 - 9:57 am
Two programs that have been helping with the local effort to rebuild and restore the region after the Irene and Lee floods announced application deadlines this week. A $2.5 million program for funding debris removal from streams in the New York City... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 - 12:52 pm
A photo of a Catskills streambank post-Irene, from the Catskill Watershed Corporation website. Five months after the Irene and Lee floods, streams all across the Catskills region are still clogged with downed trees, trash, pieces of trailers, and other... Read more


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