As you may have heard, construction has begun at Kaaterskill falls, and some areas will be closed to the public. For all the details about the exciting doings at Kaaterskill Falls, check out the DEC’s press release.
The CCC is seeking volunteers to assist the public in visiting those areas around Kaaterskill falls that remain open and accessible, as well as helping visitors find alternative hiking options.
To find out more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact the CCC (firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 518-628-4243) or by using the form below.
Join the Catskill Conservation Corps and the Trail Conference’s Catskills Trail Crew on the Kaaterskill Falls Trail as we work to improve this trail.
On this trip we will be working to maintain existing trail structures between Route 23a and Kaaterskill Falls.
Please make sure to wear your hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and our trail maintenance activities; pack plenty of water to stay hydrated; bring work gloves; and bring a bag lunch.
The public is welcome to join us. No experience is necessary, we will provide the tools and the training on site before we get started.
Registration is required for this event. Please call 518-628-4243 or complete the form below:
Eight volunteers representing three outdoor-oriented groups with activities in the Catskills and one unaffiliated “concerned citizen” worked alongside the recently appointed Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Backcountry Steward at Kaaterskill Falls and other DEC staff to pick up litter in the Kaaterskill Falls area. The Sunday, October 5 event was organized by the Catskill Conservation Corps and was also an event in the 2014 Catskills Lark in the Park.
The group scoured the parking area at the end of Laurel House Road, then headed to the Molly Smith parking area on Route 23A (and main parking area for the Kaaterskill Falls Trail), where they filled more than a dozen large garbage bags full of trash before hauling them, along with several tires and other large, discarded items, up steep slopes for removal and disposal. They also picked trash up along the busy highway between the parking area and the Kaaterskill Falls trailhead and along the Kaaterskill Falls Trail. The volunteer effort was supported by the DEC, which provided trash bags and removed and disposed of the collected trash.
The groups represented in the cleanup included the Catskill Fire Tower Project, Catskill 3500 Club, and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.
The Catskill Conservation Corps will be leading a number of litter pickup events in Kaaterskill Clove, Platte Clove and at other locations on State lands throughout the Catskill Mountains region in the future.
Following the cleanup, volunteers headed to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic hosted by the Catskill Conservation Corps for all who have volunteered on state lands within the Catskill Mountains region at the North and South Lake State Campground. There volunteers were thanked by Kathy Moser, DEC Assistant Commissioner for Natural Resources and Jeff Senterman, the Director of the Catskill Conservation Corps. Volunteers enjoyed great conversations, food and the opportunity to explore and enjoy the trails and views around the North and South Lake area.
Help add a little extra protection for hikers at the top and the bottom of Kaaterskill Falls on Tuesday, the 30th of September.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Catskill Conservation Corps are seeking volunteers to assist a work crew with the installation of wooden fencing at the end of the Kaaterskill Falls Trail and near the top of the falls. Volunteers will help bring in materials and can help the crew assemble and install the fencing.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below and your information will be passed along to the Crew Leaders who will contact you with details of the event.
On Sunday, October 5th from 9am to 11am, volunteers will be working to remove litter from the area surrounding the Kaaterskill Rail Trail and Kaaterskill Falls near the end of the Laurel House Road in Haines Falls, New York.
Volunteers should be sure to wear hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and our activities; pack plenty of water to stay hydrated; and bring work gloves. The public is welcome to join work trips of the Catskill Conservation Corps. No experience is necessary and tools and training will be provided on site before we get started.
Following the work trip, volunteers are invited to join the Catskill Conservation Corps, the Trail Conference, the DEC, and other volunteers from throughout the Catskills at the 2014 Catskills Volunteer Appreciation Picnic being held at the North and South Lake State Campground and Day Use Area. For more information on the picnic, please visit www.nynjtc.org/2014CatskillsPicnic.
This day of service and recognition is part of the 2014 Catskills Lark in the Park, a 10-day celebration of the Catskill Park and the Catskill Mountains region. Visit www.catskillslark.org for more information.
A partnership between the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation providing volunteer opportunities to the public on projects that protect natural resources and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains.