Catskill Waters Journal

What is Catskill Waters?

Stewardship of New York City Water Deep in the heart of the Catskill mountains, the sweet drinking water for 8.5…

Ode to Beaver Pond

Letter to the Editor, Woodstock Times, January 3, 2019 Over the last few years, I had the fortune to meet…

Beaver Pond: Laws and Regulations

The information assembled here originated in letter to the editor in the December 20 issue of Woodstock Times written by…

What Do We Want from Beaver Pond?

In order to find a way to maintain public access to Beaver Pond without the road side parking lot at…

Accessing through DEP Land

For now, you can access Beaver Pond through the DEP land after (apply for a free access permit online and…

What Rick Thinks About the Pond Residents

In this snippet Richard Reilingh shares his thoughts about the residents and landowners.

NIMBYist and Utopianist: short version

In this entertaining conversation, Beaver Pond skaters Richard Reilingh and Rob Saffer exchange two opposing views of the same goal….

A Conversation: NYMBYist and Utopianist

This interview took place in April of 2016 but was never published until now. Rick and Rob are long time…

Skating on Thin Ice

For a few days we got a rare condition of totally smooth, glassy black ice. A handful of lucky skaters…

Levees, Flood, and Communities

In this collaborative report by ProPublica and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, the authors show how the saga…

Letter to Rondout Neversink Watershed Community

Our next Portraits and Stories takes place at Farmers’ Market in Neversink. Coming from the Ashokan area, I didn’t realize…

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