Outdoors Stories

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Kids, Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) members and Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School staff pose at last year’s fly-fishing camp.

Fishing camp for kids

HANCOCK, NY — The deadline for applying for the summer camp program sponsored by Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) and the Bill Canfield Fly Fishing School is June 1.

Stock your ponds

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual bass and minnow fish stocking program is now open. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation you may want to consider grass carp.

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Upper Delaware Park Rangers participating in “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work” Day in 2017. 

Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day

BEACH LAKE, PA — Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River (UDSRR) invites the public to help save lives by showing support for water safety on Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day on Friday, May 18. Since 1980, there have been 68 drownings on the Upper Delaware River; however, none drowned wearing a properly fitted life jacket.

Master Gardener plant sale

LIBERTY, NY — The public is invited to the annual Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale on Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last. The popular Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) fundraiser will be held at the Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

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Japanese knotweed, seen here flowering, is perhaps the most ubiquitous of the invasive species in the Upper Delaware region.

Funding available for invasives research

ARKVILLE, NY — In an effort to stop the spread of invasive species that threaten our region’s ecosystem, raise awareness about invasive species and encourage the public to participate in the study of invasives, the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) is seeking projects to fund in 2018.

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Audubon trip to view woodcocks

YOUNGSVILLE, NY — There will be a  Sullivan Audubon Field Trip to see displaying woodcocks at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. They’re also known as timberdoodles, night partridges, big-eyes, bogsuckers, woodbats, and mudbats. Whatever you call them, come out and help spot them.



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