August 18 Blue Hole Clean-up: Thank You!

Due to overuse and misuse, Peekamoose Blue Hole in the Catskills was identified by Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as a 2017 Hot Spot that needs extra care. On Friday, August 18, the Catskill Conservation Corps, along with our friends at the Adirondack Mountain Club, Catskill Center, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation came together to clean up Peekamoose Blue Hole.

We truly appreciate everyone who came out to help keep the Catskills beautiful. We were 40 volunteers strong and were successful in removing more than 18 bags of trash from the Blue Hole and surrounding area! When we come together with a united effort, we can begin to make a change. This was one of the first steps of many in protecting this cherished Catskill destination.

We hope you’ll join us for our next Blue Hole clean-up on Friday, September 15. Then help us say goodbye to summer at the Blue Hole with the last big clean-up effort of the season on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30.

We look forward to seeing you again protecting our favorite “forever wild” lands. Thanks so much for all you do for trails!

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