Views from the Watershed: Bus Tours explore the stories of the New York City water system in the Catskills

Views from the Watershed is a bus tour program that explores the landscape, history, and politics of the New York City water supply in the Catskills. NYC’s water supply has shaped the Catskills’ landscape and economy for more than a century. The relationship between the two places, 150 miles apart, is forged by water. It’s an extraordinarily complicated and fascinating history. If you spend time in the Catskills or drink NYC water, it’s a story worth knowing.

Tour participants will learn how water shapes the past, present, and future of the Catskills. We’ll visit the two largest reservoirs in the system, the Ashokan and the Pepacton, and resonant places in between. We’ll hear stories of the watershed that run from the profound to the every day. The tours are led by educator and artist Lize Mogel with special guests including watershed historian Diane Galusha, Adam Bosch of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, historian and grave restorer Marianne Greenfield, the Catskill Mountain Club, and the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program. Additional guests are being confirmed and will be listed on the website.

The tour begins at 10am at the Catskill Visitor Center in Mount Tremper, and travels mostly along Route 28, visiting the Ashokan and Pepacton reservoirs and sites in between, including the Pepacton cemetary and the banks of the Esopus Creek. The tour returns to the Catskills Visitor Center around 4pm.

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Event Date Sat-13-Jul-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date Sat-13-Jul-2019 4:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price $25.00
Catskill Interpretive Center
5096 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY 12457, USA Mount Tremper, NY 12457
Catskill Interpretive Center

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