March 2016
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Spring is upon us in the NYC Watershed! Farms are welcoming lamb and calves, the sap is flowing and the days are getting longer. This time of year is always hectic as we are finishing our Pure Catskills Membership drive and returning from a great weekend at the International Food and Restaurant Show, held March 6-8 in New York City. Our Forestry staff has been busy bringing you the most up-to-date information on Maple Syrup production on their new website and our Agriculture staff has been busy preparing for another season of Whole Farm Planning.

For more program information and updates, read below!
Economic Viability

Join by Friday, March 18 to be included in the 2016-2017 Guide to Pure Catskills Products!

Pay online:
Mail your membership kit with payment to:

Watershed Agricultural Council c/o Pure Catskills

44 West Street
Walton, NY 13856

Questions? Contact us at: or (607) 865-7090. For more information visit:

At the Watershed Agricultural Council, we celebrate agriculture and farming everyday. Our participants are not only stewards of the NYC Watershed, but
Stewards of a Healthy Planet.

Statistically, each American farmer provides food for 144 people everyday. That makes farming one of the most important and often overlooked occupations. With population rising, the demand of agriculture and farming will steadily increase as the demand for food climbs. 

Celebrate Agriculture today and everyday with us! For more information on how we support farming in the NYC Watershed and Catskills visit: and to see what the area farms are producing visit: 
MyWoodlot has a  Make Maple Syrup Goal and several Activities dedicated to making maple syrup. Activities range in skill level from tapping an individual maple tree for beginners, to creating a sugar bush for the more ambitious. Each Activity includes the How-to Information you need to complete it. Activities include:
Sign up for the MyWoodlot e-newsletter and stay up-to-date with new and fun ways to interact with your woods. 

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For the most up-to-date photos of the farms and forests in the NYC Watershed, check out our new Instagram account:  
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Heather Magnan | (607) 865-7090, ext. 217