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Forest Pests Webinar

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 06:00 PM

The Catskill Park and Region relies upon our trees--they make up our forests, and have been the backbone of our communities and economy for generations. But invasive pests like the hemlock woolly adelgid and the emerald ash borer threaten Catskills forests and bring with them the potential to decimate our sensitive ecosystems and way of life.

In this webinar, Catskill Mountainkeeper's Conservation Director, Kate O'Connor will talk with scientists Jonathan Rosenthal and Radka Wildova of the Ecological Research Institute, Mark Whitmore from Cornell University, and Gary Lovett of the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies about their cutting-edge research and findings. Touching on everything from effective biocontrols, to potential policy solutions, and what landowners can do to help, we'll spend the hour getting familiar with what's happening in the woods and our role in protecting the Catskills forests.

The webinar will be closed captioned.

Click HERE to register! 

A new report from Physicians For Social Responsibility reveals the shocking fact that energy companies have been using PFA (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) toxic "forever chemicals" to frack and drill natural gas wells with the blessing of EPA, which had signed off on the process a decade ago. This outrageous dereliction of duty by the EPA has left the door wide open for extensive use of these dangerous chemicals, which pose huge threats to human health and the safety of our water supply.

Fracking should be banned everywhere; as we work toward that goal, ensuring that PFA's are not allowed to be used in fracking fluids is the least EPA can do.

NY Times uncovers shocking dereliction of duty at the US Environmental Protection Agency

July 12, 2021, Livingston Manor, NY--Hiroko Tabuchi's groundbreaking piece in today’s New York Times sent shock waves through public health and environmental organizations as advocates learned not only that energy companies are using toxic PFAS* “forever” chemicals to frack and drill natural gas wells, but also that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had actually signed off on this process, which poses huge threats to human health and the integrity of our water supply. Click "read more" to see Mountainkeeper's statement.

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