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Archive for July 1st, 2010

Frank Hartenfels’s hammock hangs right on the stream bank.
Fran and Frank Hartenfels are members of the Casperkill Watershed Alliance. They live in Hagan Town (also known as the Spackenkill area) and, like their neighbor, Ron Lipp, they have taken steps to prevent erosion and protect the creek.
When the Hartenfelses first thought of buying the house […]

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The Vassar Farm

The following post was adopted from the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve website
In 1895, the first 200 acres of the Vassar Farm were purchased from Vassar Brothers Hospital to solve a problem. Up until then, Vassar had been pumping its sewage into the Casperkill creek but another plan was needed.  About the same time, Ellen […]

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