Lize Mogel is an artist, educator, and mapmaker. She has been learning about the NYC water system and the Catskills since 2016, when she was an artist-in-residence at the Catskill Center's Platte Clove Cabin. She has created and led tours for the Whitney Museum and for Fresh Kills Park in New York City; and created audio and map guides for Washington DC, Vancouver, and Amsterdam. She is a New York City resident who drinks Catskills water every day. More on Lize's work is at publicgreen.com
Views from the Watershed tours are funded in part by a Watershed Education Grant from the Catskill Watershed Corporation, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. This program is organized in partnership with the Catskill Mountain Club and with in-kind support from the Catskill Center and Bushel Collective. Thank you!
Diane Galusha is author of Liquid Assets: A History of New York City's Water System. She is president of the Historical Society of the Town of Middletown, and, recently retired after 21 years as communications director and education coordinator at the Catskill Watershed Corporation.
Adam Bosch is Director of Public Affairs for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In that role, Adam is charged with broadly sharing information about the City’s water supply with members of the public, local journalists, elected officials, and through education programs. Before joining DEP in 2012, Adam was a journalist in New York for more than a decade.
Marianne Greenfield is Historian for the town of Delhi, and is a specialist in gravestone and monument restoration. She recently worked with the DEP to restore gravestones at the Pepacton Cemetery in Andes, NY, and restored the Barnum Family Cemetery in Brewster, NY. She is the owner of Gravestone Cleaning Services.
Wendell George is Executive Director of the Catskill Mountain Club, and a long time advocate for conservation and environmental protection. A life-long hiker, he is paying it forward by helping to build new trails in the Catskills. He has completed the Catskills All Trails Challenge and is a regular and winter member of the Catskill 3500 Club.
Tim Koch, Stream Educator and Aaron Bennett, Environmental Planner work with the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program. AWSMP works to maintain the health of streams in the Ashokan Reservoir Watershed. The AWSMP aims to improve stream stability and reduce erosion threats to water quality and infrastructure, mitigate potential damage from flooding, and enhance aquatic and riparian habitat.