Catskill Center annual meeting set for July 19

The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development will hold its 39th Annual Membership Meeting on the grounds of the historic Erpf House in Arkville on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Catskill native and author Bob Steuding will speak about the social history of the high peaks from his forthcoming book being published by Purple Mountain Press, The Heart of the Catskills.
The Alf Evers Award for Excellence will be presented to legendary Catskills botanist and author Dr. Michael Kudish.  A renowned forest biologist and professor emeritus of Paul Smith’s College, Dr. Kudish is author of several volumes about the Catskills and the Adirondacks – including forest and railroad history.
Following the award presentation will be the lively music of Ira and Laurie McIntosh and a picnic lunch of wonderful Catskill fare. The event is free and open to the public. Board President Claude Shostal will be introducing Lisa Rainwater, The Catskill Center’s new executive director.
To RSVP and for more information call 586-2611.