Views from the Watershed Podcast Tour

Views from the Watershed is a podcast tour about the past, present, and future of NYC’s water supply in the Catskills region. It tells the story of the complicated relationship between the Catskills and New York City that is forged by water infrastructure. It will lead you to resonant places in the watershed where its stories can be told, through firsthand, intimate perspectives from local people on what it means to be a part of the water system.

14 podcast episodes take you to 10 sites across the Catskills. They feature people who care for, live in, and manage the watershed including a historian, a dairy farmer, an angler, a former DEP commissioner, a grave restorer, and a trail builder - learn more about participants here. Whether you're visiting in person or you're an armchair tourist, you can listen to episodes here, and on your favorite podcast apps everywhere, including Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Stitcher, and others.

Because of limited cell service in parts of the Catskills, please download the entire tour before you begin.


The Views from the Watershed Podcast Tour is funded by the generosity of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Humanities NY, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the O’Connor Foundation.

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