Catskill Mountainkeeper has been busy this winter, laying out our advocacy work for 2020 and cooking up fun events for our region. We’ve released our 2020 Action Agenda, outlining our top policy priorities for the year, and we’re working with partners to secure funding for the Catskill Park and Region, planning for a snowshoe fun run and walk on the O&W Rail Trail, and spreading the word about the Climate Action Film Festival. Read on to learn more about each of these actions and events, and thanks so much for all you do to make our region such a great place to work, play, and live.

2020 Action Agenda

Earlier this month Catskill Mountainkeeper released our 2020 Action Agenda outlining our policy priorities for the year, including: protecting pollinators; permanently banning fracking; funding climate justice and climate solutions; passing a major environmental bond act; expanding and supporting regenerative agriculture; and supporting the Catskill Park and Region. These are the priorities we’ll be advocating for in Albany and throughout the state, and we’ll keep in touch with easy ways for you to act when it matters most.

Funding the Catskill Park and Region

On February 4th, the Mountainkeeper team was in the Capitol meeting with lawmakers and staffers, calling on the state to fund the 2020 Catskill Park Coalition priorities. We’re asking for increased resources to support public safety and park management, the Environmental Protection Fund’s commitments to enhance and protect Catskills, and support for our Catskills Communities.

Pictured, left to right: Michelle Moczulski, Katherine Nadeau, Ramsay Adams, and Sam Wright of Catskill Mountainkeeper, Markley Boyer of the Catskill Center, Cathy Pendler of the Adirondack Mountain Club, and Ken Gierloff, New York State Forest Ranger
Climate Action Film Festival-- February 12 in Rhinebeck and February 16 in Woodstock Mountainkeeper’s friends at SunCommon New Yorkers for Clean Power and Upstate Films Theater are pleased to announce this New York premiere of the Climate Action Film Festival – A collection of short films from near and far featuring stories about those taking action against climate change. We will step away from the doom and gloom we know too well and move to a place of inspiration, hope and ACTION. All proceeds to benefit New Yorkers for Clean Power and the Student Climate Coalition to support their 2020 climate advocacy efforts.

Doors @ 7:30 I Films Start @ 7:45

Stay after for a brief presentation and Q&A discussion with local organizations working to address climate change.

SnO&W Snowshoe Fun Run/Walk--February 22 in Mountaindale Celebrate winter and come out to the first SnO&W Snowshoe Fun Run/Walk on the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail from Mountaindale to Woodridge! We’ll meet at the Visitor's Center in Mountaindale at 10:30am and enjoy an approximately 2-mile walk or run on flat terrain along the beautiful O&W Rail Trail to Krieger Park in Woodridge. The Visitor's Center in Mountaindale has a parking area and bathrooms. All ages are welcome! Afterwards there will be hot cocoa and coffee for all participants and their families at Woodridge Town Hall, just 3 blocks walk from Krieger Park. If there is no snow on the ground, we will have a muddy fun run along the same path! The event is free, but all participants must register here.


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