Partners

We Are Our Watershed Toolkit is funded by a Watershed Education Grant from the Catskill Watershed Corporation, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection. 

The Toolkit and Performing Infrastructure was made possible by support and advice from: Robin Sanchez @ DEP; Patricio Davila; Lindsay Campbell, Erika Svendsen, and Bram Gunther @ the Artist in Residence program at the Urban Field Station; Brooke Singer; Dylan Gauthier and Blue Mountain Center residents; & Jesse McDonald. 

Views from the Watershed bus 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. Media partners in 2019 include Bushel Collective. 

Tour speakers in 2019 included:

Diane Galusha, 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, Director of Public Affairs for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In this 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, Historian for the town of Delhi, 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, Executive Director of the Catskill Mountain Club, is 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, 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. 

Views from the Watershed would not be possible without the generous support and advice of: Katie Palm, Sarah McGuinness, Kelli Huggins, & Heather Phelps-Lipton @ the Catskill Center; Ann Roberti @ Catskill Mountain Club; Jennifer Kabat; wilderness guides Will Soter and Chris McShane; Jack and Nancy McShane; Wendell George; Diane Galusha; Adam Bosch @ DEP; Mina Takahashi; Susan Grove; and Jesse McDonald. Thank you!