Catskill Waters Journal

Category: Stories

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…

Will Lytle a.k.a. Thorneater

Will Lytle is a second generation Woodstock native who lives in a hut he built himself in the woods. He…

The Season of Our Discontent

In light of the recent hurricanes, I am publishing with permission this essay by Ed Ostapczuk, a long-time president of…

Bears in Our Backyards

Black Bears are part of life in the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains. Sooner or later one encounters those magnificent creatures,…

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