U.S. – India Exchange comes to Mt. Tremper

Mt. Tremper — A delegation of senior level forest supervisors from India’s state agencies will be in Mount Tremper to give a presentation on forest management and water for drinking, agriculture and hydro-power in India. More...

Posted 4/18/2017 08:47 PM

CWC a model program in partnership with city

Relationship has strong track record of successful work

When people are asked to list the benefits of living at the heart of the New York City Watershed, the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) doesn’t often come to mind. It should. More...

Posted 6/7/2016 10:09 PM

Rules for NYS water supply hard to swallow for upstaters

Land control putting strangehold on local residents

As the Flint, Michigan water crisis continues to unfold, it’s the sort of horror story that makes everyone start looking around and saying, “Could this happen to me?” More...

Posted 4/5/2016 05:36 PM

Upstate, downstate tension over water not a new issue

Watershed matters can be traced back more than a century

In the late 1990s, with pressures on New York City increasing to either control its watershed or filter its water, New York Governor George Pataki helped broker a Watershed Memorandum of Agreement between city, state, federal, and environmental entit More...

Posted 3/1/2016 06:37 PM

Two municipal leaders join CWC Board of Directors

Margaretville – The Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) Board of Directors has two new members.  James Sofranko of Olive and Anthony (Tony) VanGlad of Gilboa will represent their respective counties (Ulster and Schoharie) on the CWC Board More...

Posted 4/11/2017 07:28 PM

DEP role in watershed seen as a mixed bag by city, upstate residents

MOA negotiations will be key role in defining future

Fifth in a series   When the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials look at the work they have done in their watershed over the last 30 years, they look with pride on partnership programs developed with the people w More...

Posted 5/17/2016 09:09 PM

DEP land purchases up to 138,272 acres

All parcels bought will remain undeveloped under NYC control

The numbers are staggering. Since 1995, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has taken control of 159,022 acres of land by direct purchase or by purchasing easements severely restricting its use. More...

Posted 3/22/2016 09:16 PM

News examines impact of NY City on watershed

Yearlong series to take in-depth look at long-range MOA repercussions

Water. By all measures, it’s the most important export of the Catskill Region. New York City consumes it at a rate of more than one billion gallons a day. More...

Posted 2/16/2016 05:57 PM