CITY OF NEWBURGH'S WATERSHED SAFARIS - SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019
Explore the City of Newburgh's watershed and discover where our drinking water originally came from. Moving through the built and natural environments, we'll discuss the history, current threats and exciting opportunities Newburgh's "Other Waterfront" has to offer.
The City of Newburgh's Watershed can be divided into two parts: Silver Stream and Brown's Pond on one branch and Patton Brook and Washington Lake on the other. Silver Stream is less developed at about 30% capacity—though this is rapidly changing—and Patton Brook and Washington Lake are developed much more heavily at about 70%. This amount of development significantly compromises the ecological function and health of our watershed.
You'll come away well-versed in our watershed's vulnerabilities and potential, and what we can do to better protect and restore this precious resource for our community's health, quality of life, climate resilience and economic growth.
2 - 4 pm
4 - 6 pm
MEETING SPOT - THE RITZ THEATER, 111 BROADWAY, NEWBURGH, NY
We'll meet in front of the Ritz Theater in downtown Newburgh. You can find parking on Broadway, or behind The Ritz in the municipal parking lot, located at 116 Washington St.
BUS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED ON TOUR
Bus transportation around the watershed will be provided. If you'd like to discuss any special travel needs, please contact us in advance and we'll do our best to accommodate.
WHAT TO BRING
Families are welcome! Walking shoes, sun protection, and water bottles are recommended. Please leave animals—except in the case of service pets—at home. Thank you!