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September 2017

Take Back The Trail: Blue Hole Clean-Up

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Catskill Conservation Corps and New York-New Jersey Trail Conference volunteers as we remove trash and restore the beauty of this cherished Catskill destination! Help us say goodbye to summer at the Blue Hole with the last big clean-up effort of the season on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30. Please sign-up in advance so that we know how many people are coming and can let you know of any changes…

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Paddle the Pepacton

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kick off the Lark in the park with Ann Roberti of the CMC on a beautiful paddle on the scenic Pepacton Reservoir. Provide your own CANOE or KAYAK or rent from a local business. We will launch promptly at 10 AM from the Shavertown Bridge Recreational Boating Launch site on the north side of the bridge. Life jackets required. All boats must be steam cleaned prior to arrival on site and have a valid DEP access sticker. For more information on…

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Ultimate Frisbee

September 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Catskill Recreation Center, 651 County Highway 38
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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Come play Ultimate Frisbee with a group of friendly folks. This is an outdoor event that is rain or shine. Bring your friends to join your team or play against you. Ultimate is a non-contact team sport played by players with a flying disc (frisbee). There is continuous play and good sportsmanship is encouraged. There are no referees. The players call the fouls if need be Event Duration:  1+ hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s): Steven Ackerman Registration required by9/28/2017. …

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TOPO TALK – The Language of Topographic Maps

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main st
Livingston Manor, NY United States
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Explore the world of topographic maps. They tell us a lot about the land around us. As most of you readers know, a ‘topo’ map shows the shape of the Earth’s surface with contour lines. These lines make it possible to measure the height of mountains and steepness of slopes – great information for anyone planning a hike or a fishing outing. This is an informal gathering (not a lecture) for folks who enjoy reading and following maps - topographic…

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Film Screening: America’s First Forest: Carl Schenk and the Ashville Experiment

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

America’s First Forest explores how, at a critical time, an extraordinary group of men converged at the magnificent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina to address a critical question: Could the Scientific Revolution stop the Industrial Revolution from destroying America’s forests? By introducing scientific forest management to America and establishing the Biltmore Forest School—the nation’s first forestry school—German forester Carl Schenck helped launch the American conservation movement. Public television aired the 55-minute film for the first time in April 2016.…

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October 2017

Reservoir Cleanup Day at the Pepacton Reservoir

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

     Join Ann Roberti, the Catskill Mountain Club and the NYC DEP for a litter pickup on the Pepacton Reservoir. We will be picking up litter from the roadway to the reservoir shore. Community Service Certificates will be distributed at the event for those that need to earn the credits. Garbage bags, will be supplied. Limited pickers and gloves will be available; feel free to bring your own.  This event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Event Duration:   Approx 3 hours…

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Reservoir Cleanup Day on the Ashokan Reservoir

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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     Join  NYC DEP for a litter pickup on the Ashokan Reservoir. We will be picking up litter from the roadway to the reservoir shore. Community Service Certificates will be distributed at the event for those that need to earn the credits. Garbage bags, will be supplied. Limited pickers and gloves will be available; feel free to bring your own.  This event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Event Duration:   Approx 3 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Bring: sunscreen, bug spray,…

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Reservoir Cleanup Day on the Cannonsville Reservoir

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

     Join  NYC DEP for a litter pickup on the Cannonsville Reservoir. We will be picking up litter from the roadway to the reservoir shore. Community Service Certificates will be distributed at the event for those that need to earn the credits. Garbage bags, will be supplied. Limited pickers and gloves will be available; feel free to bring your own.  This event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Event Duration:   Approx 3 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Bring: sunscreen, bug spray,…

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Gentle Outdoor Yoga

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

This is a gentle outdoor yoga class. If the weather is inclement we will practice indoors. All levels are welcome. Mats are available or bring your own, Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers. Bare feet, yoga socks or comfortable shoes are appropriate. Event Duration:  1 hour Level of Difficulty:   Easy-Moderate Leader(s): Kathryn Carey Bring: Yoga mat, layer clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses if desired.   Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  No Questions about this event can be directed to:  info@catskillrecreationcenter.org Driving…

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Hike the Koop Road Trail

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This tract of NYC land was formerly a summer camp and features well established trails natural and manmade ponds, stream and waterfalls, as well as an abundance of fungi and flora. Hike co-leaders Erwin and Howard are both avid amateur mycologists and we will stop to discuss and hopefully identify specimens we encounter. Event Duration:  2 miles, 2.5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s): Erwin Karl Bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, bug spray Registration required by 9/30.  Use registration form below to…

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Water Aerobics

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Catskill Recreation Center, 651 County Highway 38
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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Also called aqua aerobics, water aerobics uses the natural resistance and buoyancy of water against your body to provide a wide variety of conditioning activity. No swimming is required in water aerobics, and flotation devices are used frequently. Water exercise helps increase your energy, stamina and strength for all your future outdoor activities. Event Duration:  1 hour Level of Difficulty:   Easy-Moderate Leader(s): Cheryl McGinnis Bring: Bathing suit, towel, shampoo and soap Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  No Questions about this event…

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Community Sand Volleyball

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Come to the Catskill Recreation Center to enjoy Community Sand Volleyball. This Brand new court has sand that feels wonderful on your feet. The more people who play the more fun you will have. Bring your friends and family and a team spirit. Event Duration:  1.5 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s): Becky Manning Bring: Friends and good team spirit! Registration required by 10/05/2017.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited so register early. Fee:  No Dogs allowed: …

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Pine Hill Community Center, 287 Main St
Pine Hill, NY 12465 United States
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Monkey See Monkey Do (By The Big Doors) Seated Comfortably in a chair Imitate the movements of Patti Rudge in this fun exercise class Located at the Pine Hill Community Center Event Duration:  1 hour Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s): Patti Rudge   Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  No Questions about this event can be directed to:  Patti Rudge at (845)-254-4126 Driving Directions: Pine Hill Community Center:  287 Main Street Pine Hill, NY 12465

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Windham Path: Riparian Plant Identification Walk

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative for an informative guided hike on the Windham Path, a 1.5 mile loop trail bordered by the Batavia Kill. In addition to native tree and shrub identification, you will learn about streamside restoration techniques and see examples of a riparian forest buffer. Event Duration:  1.5 miles, 2 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s): Laura Weyeneth, Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative Bring: A water bottle. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Registration required by 10/04/2017.…

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Troutoberfest

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

An all day fly fishing event including fly tyers, presentations, new products, and free food! Free Fly Fishing 101 Classes are offered, along with the opportunity to get together with some of the other anglers who fish our local waters. A great event for the veteran fly angler as well as people who are curious about getting into the sport. Event Duration:  8 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s): Evan Lavery Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  Yes, leashed only Questions about…

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Fishing the Esopus Creek

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trout Unlimited event. Members of the Ashokan-Pepacton Chapter will be available Saturday morning October 7th to answer the "how, when, and where" of fishing the Esopus Creek. Event Duration:  3 hours Level of Difficulty:  Easy Leader(s): Bert Leifeld  Bring: lunch, Fishing equipment, tackle, sunscreen, Registration required by 10/04/2017.  Use registration form below to register. Group size is limited so register early. Fee:  No Dogs allowed:  Yes, only with permission of event leader Additional Information: This is an informational event, members will be…

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Youth Running Games

October 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Catskill Recreation Center, 651 County Highway 38
Arkville, NY 12406 United States
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This is an opportunity for youth to discover the joy of running through play. A parent or Guardian must also come prepared to run and play. We will play tag and other sorts of running challenge games. This program is for youth Pre-school through 8th grade. Event Duration:  1 mile, 1 hour Level of Difficulty:  Easy-Moderate Leader(s): Kathy Carey Ackerman Bring: Participants should wear close toed shoes that they can run in, preferably running shoes or sneakers. Sunscreen and dress…

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Tortoise and Hare Hike

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This woodland hike offers two choices, so both beginner and intermediate hikers can join in. "Tortoises" will enjoy a 2.2-mile loop around scenic Frick Pond, and the "Hares" will enjoy a brisk 4.1 mile hike. Both groups will head out together; then the Hares veer off halfway around Frick Pond, at the intersection known as "Times Square," for 1 mile uphill on Big Rock Trail, followed by 1.7 miles gently downhill on the Flynn Trail back to the trailhead. .…

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Catskill Mountain Club Annual Dinner

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Catskill Mountain Club Annual Dinner -- Sunday, October 8th

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