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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 - 9:17 pm
A New York State budget earmark of $500,000 to fund projects in the Catskill Park, announced earlier this year, may be a fraction of what Catskills regional advocates had originally hoped for. But it’s enough to get the ball rolling on more ambitious... Read more
By New York City Department of Environmental Protection on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:16 pm
Job ID: 200107Civil Service Title: PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCTitle Code No: 10124Level: 02Job Category: Clerical & Administrative SupportCareer Level: Experienced (non-manager)Proposed Salary Range: $ 46,782.00 - $ 68,003.00 (Annual)Work Location... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 19, 2014 - 4:28 pm
For half a century, a valuable source of local energy has gone untapped: the billions of gallons of water that pour each year through the release works at New York City's Cannonsville Reservoir and flow into the West Branch of the Delaware River.  The... Read more
By Katherine Speller on Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014 - 3:59 pm
A popular spot for graduation photos won’t be camera-ready this weekend, or for most of the summer, while its underground hardware receives a make-over.  The fountain at the Ashokan Reservoir will be shut off while the hydropower equipment beneath it is... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 18, 2014 - 2:55 pm
Above: A map of a proposed 11.5-mile walking and biking trail near the Ashokan Reservoir, on an Ulster County-owned railroad track that was once part of the Ulster & Delaware railroad and is currently leased to the Catskill Mountain Railroad. Map from... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 - 4:29 pm
Above: Storm-felled trees on New York City-owned land on Houck Mountain, northeast of the Cannonsville Reservoir in Beerston, NY, in May of 2013. Photos courtesy of NYC DEP. Blame it on the rain -- and the wind, and the torrential flooding. In the past... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 - 11:05 am
Above: New DEP commissioner Emily Lloyd and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday in the Blue Room at City Hall, where de Blasio announced the appointment of Lloyd and two other city administrators. Photo courtesy of Mayor de Blasio's office. ... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 - 4:31 pm
Photo illustration. The reservoir in the background is the Pepacton in Delaware County; photo by Timothy Cox, shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. A union representing about 200 watershed police working for the New York City Department of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 - 3:51 pm
David Reese, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of DEP employee Aron Thomas, admitted to the act after the crime, a DEP police officer told a Kingston court judge on Monday. At a preliminary hearing in Kingston city court... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 - 5:55 pm
The man charged with the recent shooting death of Aron Thomas turned himself in voluntarily to a DEP police officer before he was arrested, sources have told the Watershed Post.  At 6:46 a.m. on Monday, police say, 53-year-old David Reese of Gilboa shot... Read more


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