A mile and a half south of Ireland Corners, just off of Route 208 in the town of Gardiner, the Catskill and Delaware Aqueducts cross each other.
On Saturday, May 9th, in its fourth annual “Sweep,” New York’s clean water advocate Riverkeeper will, no doubt, remove thousands of pounds of debris from the Hudson River and some of its tributaries; last year 1,900 volunteers working in 82 locations gathered 31 tons of debris. Due to the efforts of local man Arthur Cemelli, the Wallkill River will be added to the list of locations this year.
We’re all heading out into the garden right about now, so it might be useful to pay attention to what not to do.
Bear populations here used to be concentrated in certain areas like the Catskills, Adirondacks and Alleghenies, but according to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), those populations are now moving and merging, and there’s no shortage of evidence that they’ve found plenty of appealing real estate in Gardiner.