Dutchess Watersheds

An online community of individuals and watershed organizations working in education, advocacy, research and protection of the watersheds in Dutchess County, New York. On this site, you will find information on community events, watershed facts and research data, and multimedia materials for education. Welcome to dutchesswatersheds.org. Join us and participate!

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Community Center Recent Topics

  • PCB's in the Hudson River
    In October of 2014, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced that General Electric Company has agreed to conduct a comprehensive study of contamination in the shoreline areas of the upper...
    elruiz Thursday, March 5. 2015 10:26
  • CWA Meeting Minutes 10/1
    Thanks to Jack, Emily, and Kirsten for attending! We had a very productive talk and have begun to organize a stream clean-up for Saturday, November 1st (rain date, Nov. 2nd), at the Stop n Shop pl...
    elruiz Thursday, October 2. 2014 11:25
  • CWA Meeting Minutes, 8/19
    Thanks to Gina and Jack for attending! We had some really great ideas come up yesterday, and I'm excited to move forward.Note: Please check the dutchesswatersheds.org events page for upcoming prog...
    elruiz Wednesday, August 20. 2014 14:22
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Website authors: Duthesswatersheds.org was created as a result of the collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County’s (CCEDC) Environment Program and Vassar College's Environmental Research Institute (ERI).

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This project has been funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (contract #0722813) and the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) (contract #303671).

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Events

  • Urban Wilderness Festival

    August 8th

    Date: Saturday, August 8th, 2015
    Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Location: Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

    On Saturday, August 8th from 11am to 4pm, join us for a free Urban Wilderness Festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve. Come on one of our many nature walks, play around with crafts, get your face painted, and go on a scavenger hunt! Enjoy food by local vendors, browse our tabling booths, and listen to some great music. It will be a blast! Parking will be in the main parking lot by the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

    For more information on the this event, see the Facebook event page

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  • Mitzvah Day 2015

    May 3rd

    Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
    Location: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, Room TBA

    Join the Jewish Family Services of Dutchess County and the Casperkill Watershed Association for Mitzvah Day, an annual day of community service. This year the CWA will be removing invasive vines from the vegetation surrounding the Casperkill Creek. Invasive species, especially vines, can crowd out beneficial native species and negatively impact the stream. Clippers, waders, boots, gloves, and garbage bags will be provided.

    Join the Jewish Family Services of Dutchess County and the Casperkill Watershed Association for Mitzvah Day, an annual day of community service. This year the CWA will be removing invasive vines from the vegetation surrounding the Casperkill Creek. Invasive species, especially vines, can crowd out beneficial native species and negatively impact the stream. Clippers, waders, boots, gloves, and garbage bags will be provided.

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