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Mr. Carlson during a Casperkill sampling session with earth science professor Kirsten Menking.

Jack Carlson has lived on New Hackensack Rd since 1999. Although his property is slightly outside the Casperkill watershed boundary, Mr. Carlson is a committed member of the Casperkill Watershed Alliance.
Nadine Souto: How did you become involved in the Casperkill Watershed Alliance?
Jack […]

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Emily Vail next to the Trees for Tribs sign on Fran and Frank Hartenfels’ property.
The Trees for Tribs initiative is run by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as part of the Hudson River Estuary Program. Groups conducting streamside plantings and other riparian buffer restoration projects within the Hudson River Estuary watershed can […]

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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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Ron Lipp is a dedicated member of The Casperkill Watershed Alliance and longtime resident of Hagan Town.  We talked with him on June 18th about his experience living in the watershed and working with the CWA.
Liz Jones: How long have you lived in the watershed?
Ron Lipp: I’ve lived here for 22 years.
LJ: In the same […]

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The ‘watershed spirit’ cut the ribbon at Friday’s Dutchess Watershed Awareness Month kick-off event at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.  Members of the Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie, and various councilmen from the City of Poughkeepsie were also in attendance.
July is Watershed Awareness Month and the Dutchess Watershed Coalition, […]

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The Casperkill Watershed Alliance on June 9, 2010
The Casperkill Watershed Alliance is a partnership between the Vassar Environmental Research Institute (ERI), Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) and Casperkill Watershed residents, civic officials, and other interested parties.  The alliance meets monthly and organizes various community watershed events such as streamside plantings, storm drain marking projects, […]

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