Be Part of Catskill Waters

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There are four ways you can participate in our project.

  1. Share your stories
  2. Come to our events
  3. Join our network
  4. Become a sponsor

Share Your Stories

Do you live in the New York City watershed? Do you love where you live and care for your land? Share your stories! We are particularly interested in hearing about your relationship to your land, your observation on what happens in your woods, yard, pond. How do you see your stewardship in the watershed? What we do on our land impacts the drinking water of 8.5 million people 120 miles away. What do you want the city residents to know?

That said, we are interested in any stories. We feel that oral history is a treasure trove full of surprises, muses, and useful facts. Help us help you preserve your history.

There are many ways you can do this:

  1. Record your story, either video or audio, with a device of your choice. You can get the file to us in whatever way that is convenient for you—upload to Youtube or Vimeo and send us the link; upload to Dropbox or other cloud sites; copy to a flash drive and mail it to us (we’ll return the drive after we copy your file).
  2. Write your story and email it to us.
  3. Contact us to set up a phone interview. We’ll record our conversation over the phone.
  4. Join us on any of the recording dates scheduled. Our staff will record your story on video at two locations. Sign-up required. Watch an example of an interview in this lively video of Kenny May.
  5. If you have an Instagram account, you can share your photos instantly on our website.

Come to Our Events

We have events throughout this year. The best way to check out our schedule is through our Facebook page. Also make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

Join Our Network

Anyone can easily stay in the loop by following us on Instagram, liking our Facebook page, signing up for newsletter, or subscribing to our blog.

Are you a member of an art organization, permaculture guild, or environmental group? Are you involved in stream management, citizen organization, or historic preservation? Contact us and we’ll add you to our network. If you send us your newsletter, we’ll announce any relevant information on our blog, and we hope you’ll do the same!

Become a Sponsor

Are you a local business owner looking to expand your clientele while contributing to stream management efforts? Are you a concerned citizen who value the importance of listening and storytelling? Are you an artist or art lover? We have a variety of sponsorships available (details coming soon). All donations are processed through Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, making your donation tax-deductible.

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