Meetings will guide Info Center


Arkville — The private/public partnership led by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, and The Friends of the Catskill Interpretive Center is making progress in the construction of The Maurice Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center located on Route 28 in Mount Tremper. A kiosk, with 16 panels of information about the Catskills, has already been erected at the site. Two meetings will play a critical role in this progress—November 28 and December 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Shandaken Town Hall.

As part of the planning for the construction of a facility, the partnership has engaged a student class of the Architecture Department of SUNY Delhi to produce siting and conceptual plans for a building for the Interpretive Center. The students plan to make two presentations of architectural drawings illustrating eight concepts of the planned facility to the public. These two presentations will take place at the Shandaken Town Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 28, and on Friday, Dec. 14, from 3 to 6p.m. The November 28 presentation is for the purpose of soliciting comments and suggestions from interested members of the Catskill community; these suggestions will be taken into consideration by the student designers who will then, at the December 14 meeting, present the final designs that they propose.

From these eight proposals, one will be chosen for the final design of the facility to house the Maurice Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center.

The partnership extends a cordial invitation to the Catskill Community to attend these meetings, and to actively make comments and suggestions regarding the details of the proposals and the selection of preferred designs. The partnership, and the Catskill Community, is most grateful for the enthusiastic work of these students and for the great and generous support provided to this project by SUNY Delhi faculty and administration.

For more information please contact the Catskill Center at 586-2611 or