Join Mountainkeeper and Partners at the Catskill Interpretive Center Gala!

Can you believe the Catskill Park doesn’t have a Welcome Center!!  That is about to change.

Catskill Mountainkeeper along with our partners are pleased to announce the Catskills Gateway Gala Event to raise funds for the construction of the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper, New York.  The Center is has gained all approvals and construction will begin this summer.  The Gateway Gala Event is our first fundraising public fundraising effort to match the Federal and State funds already secured.  Below is the invitation to join us on Saturday April 12, 2014 from 5:30-8pm at the Ashokan Center. You can buy tickets by visiting:



Come to our No to Fracking/Yes to Renewable Energy Rally in Albany on June 17th


After six years of fighting a David vs. Goliath battle against fracking in New York we have so far managed to hold back the gas companies and maintain a defacto moratorium.  But a decision on fracking could be coming soon. Governor Cuomo recently said, “I will make a decision on fracking before the 2014 election.”  That is why we are calling on you to come to Albany for an anti-fracking rally on June 17th.  There is no better way to show the Governor our resolve to keep fracking out of New York than by bringing thousands of determined activists to his doorstep.

While our success has been notable and could not have been predicted when we started this fight together in 2008, the powerful gas and petroleum stakeholders in the Marcellus Shale are betting that the Governor will decide to approve fracking.  They are getting ready by building pipelines, compressor stations and storage facilities.   New York State needs to invest in our renewable energy future instead of building the infrastructure for the exploitation of dirty fossil fuels like natural gas.


New York stands at a crossroads; this is our moment to decide the course of history.

Come to our No to Fracking/Yes to Renewable Energy Rally:

What: New York Crossroads: Rally to Stop Fracking and Demand Renewable Energy
When: Monday, June 17th, 12pm-3pm
Where: Rally and March on East Capitol Lawn, Albany, NY
Transportation: SIGN UP FOR BUSES HERE
Car Pool:
If you would like to set up a car pool please email Corinne Rosen at

Please sign up HERE to RSVP and for preliminary transportation options.

Please sign up HERE to RSVP on FACEBOOK and SHARE.


On Wednesday, June 17, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor, where she has stood as our nation’s symbol of freedom ever since.

On Monday, June 17, 2013, citizens from across New York—from Long Island to Niagara Falls—will arrive in Albany to demand freedom from dirty energy, calling on Governor Cuomo to reject fracking and lead the nation in constructing a renewable energy economy here and now in New York.

At this march and rally, the anti-fracking movement will, for the first time, join with business leaders, faith leaders, health professionals, elected officials, farmers, and youth to demand the renewable energy jobs that our families and communities want and deserve. New York is at a crossroads. In one direction: more ruinous dependency on dirty, dangerous fossil fuels. This path requires we blow apart the bedrock of our state and inject it with toxic chemicals. Providing only temporary, dangerous jobs, it leads to accidents, explosions, poisoned water, polluted air, contaminated food, public health disasters and climate catastrophe. This road chains us to the past and ransoms our children’s future.

Running in the other direction is the road to renewable energy based on wind, water, and sunlight. This path leaves our communities unfractured and provides long-term, safe jobs to New Yorkers. This path creates an infrastructure that will not cost us the water we drink, the air we breathe or the health of our children. This path will make New York a leader in energy independence and, once more, a beacon of hope for the world. This path is the one we demand because our lives literally depend on it.

Governor Cuomo has said, “We will not allow the national paralysis over climate change to stop us from pursuing the necessary path for the future.”

We agree. Here in New York, where we have watched our subways fill with seawater and witnessed Hurricanes Irene, Lee and Sandy wash away our communities, we now call on our governor to reject the climate-destroying practice of fracking and take aggressive strides towards a 100% renewable energy economy.

On June 17th, we invite people from every corner of New York State to gather at the State Capitol in Albany. Here, we will stand united to demand that Governor Cuomo reject fracking and blaze a trail to a renewable energy future.

While our success to date to stop fracking has been a landmark achievement, it is unfortunately not a precursor to successfully preventing fracking in New York State.  We haven’t come this far to fail in the last stages.   We need your help to make sure that Governor Cuomo continues to feel the pressure of millions of New Yorkers who are against fracking in our state and who will consider his stand when he runs for reelection.

Join us for this historic event as we rally in the East Capitol Lawn and march in the streets surrounding the Capitol building.

The moment of power is now!

What: New York Crossroads: Rally to Stop Fracking and Demand Renewable Energy
When: Monday, June 17th, 12pm-3pm
Where: Rally and March in East Capitol Lawn, Albany, NY
Transportation:  Sign up for buses here
Car Pool:
If you would like to set up a car pool please email Corinne Rosen

Please sign up HERE to RSVP and for preliminary transportation options.
Please sign up HERE to RSVP on FACEBOOK and SHARE.

Sponsored by: New Yorkers Against Fracking, Food & Water Watch, Frack Action, Catskill Mountainkeeper, NYPIRG, Citizen Action of New York, Environment New York, United for Action, Citizens Environmental Coalition, Alliance for a Green Economy, Sierra Club-Atlantic Chapter, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Save The Southern Tier, and many more to be announced!

Thank you and see you in Albany!

Please share this email with your friends, family and neighbors so that they too have a voice in this decision. Thank you so much for what you have already done, and your continuing support.  Catskill Mountainkeeper is totally reliant upon the financial support of those who share our conviction to prevent fracking in New York.

Save the Date!! Barnfest 2013 – Woodstock!

Join the Mountainkeeper team, Chevy and Jayni Chase, Ben Hewitt, Sean Eldridge, Patrick H. Dollard, Aidan Quinn, Melissa Leo, the Helms, Catherine Sebastian, Happy Traum, the Little Farm Show, Paul Green and the Rock Academy and tons of great local bands.

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 22, 2013 - 12-5pm
Join Catskill Mountainkeeper at our 
5th Annual 


As always, Barnfest is FREE! We do require registration to attend. Click here to register now!


Andy Lee Field – In the Heart of Downtown Woodstock
Rock City Road,
Woodstock, NY 12498
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ben Hewitt

en Hewitt
Food Activist and best selling author of The Town that Food Saved and Making Supper Safe

Want to help? Click here to volunteer at Barnfest


Spring cleaning? Donate to our Memorial Day REUSE Tag Sale

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Memorial Day Weekend 
REUSE Tag Sale
Is spring cleaning leaving you with unwanted items in your home? You can give your discards an extra life AND help Catskill Mountainkeeper by donating your gently used items to our Memorial Day Weekend Reuse Tag Sale.
Donation drop off dates will be on Saturday, May 18th from 10am-2pm and on Friday, May 24th from 9am to 6pm at the Catskill Mountainkeeper office in Youngsville: 4052 State Route 52, Youngsville, NY 12791; or call Erin at (845) 707-1326 to schedule a time.Suggested donations include:

  • Men’s and Women’s: clothing, hats, shoes, coats, and accessories
  • Children’s items: toys, clothing, books, bedding, outerwear, cribs, and strollers
  • Household items: kitchenware, small furniture, knick-knacks, holiday decorations, sporting goods
  • Garden/craft supplies: flower pots and vases, birdhouses, fencing, baskets, tools, yarn, fabric
  • Recreational items: books, music, camping gear, and skates

***Please be sure your items are clean and in good, working condition before donating.  No large or heavy furniture, appliances or electronics.  If you aren’t sure about an item, please call Erin at (845) 707-1326.

Don’t have anything for the sale, but still want to help?  Catskill Mountainkeeper relies on community support. To volunteer or make a donation, click on the links below:

or send a check to: Catskill Mountainkeeper, Box 381 Youngsville, NY 12791