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2016


2016 In 2016 the Catskill Center embarked upon a process to UPDATE ITS STRATEGIC PLAN.

The generosity and commitment of the

This started with a multi-day Board and staff retreat and continued through 2016 with the Board and staff working together to craft a plan to guide the organization to its 50th anniversary in 2019 and beyond to the next 50 years of success.

the Catskill Center in 2016.

following donors empowered the work of

To them, we offer our deepest gratitude. Together we keep our precious Catskills strong and vibrant.

The plan calls for the Catskill Center to focus its work to preserve and enhance the environmental, cultural and economic well-being of the Catskills on three major areas: Collaboration, Stewardship and Inspiration.

JIM INFANTE & MIM BEDRICK GIFTS OF $1,000-$4,999 Heather Phelps-Lipton

2016 Annual Report

GIFTS OF $5,000 AND ABOVE

Every season is magnificent in the Catskills, but summer has to be my favorite time of year. With the rich, dark green slopes of the mountains played against the deep blue skies, the natural beauty of our region is really on display. And with the warmer temperatures, a host of activities are at our fingertips, from swimming to hiking, birding and book festivals as well as everything else in between. All summer, we feast on fresh produce from our local farmers’ markets and we can stroll and shop along one (or all!) of our many main streets. All in all, the summer is a wonderful time in the mountains and its absolutely exhilarating to spend it in the Catskills! It is also an exciting time for the Catskill Center. 2016 has been a year of growth and evolution for this organization. While our mission, first laid out at creation in 1969 — to preserve and enrich the environmental, economic and cultural well-being of the Catskills — has never wavered, we have grown and evolved to meet those needs these past 48 years.

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We have become the leader in advocacy for the Catskill Park. In 2016, we helped secured an over $7 million slice of New York State’s annual budget for the benefit of the Catskill Park. We organize and lead collaborative efforts like the Catskill Park Advisory Committee and the Catskill Park Coalition to improve our region; Our stewardship efforts in the region include the fight against invasive plant and animal species across the region, the management of two land preserves, protection of more than 2500 acres of conservation easements, and the protection of riparian lands;

The first visitor center for the Catskill Park, our Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, inspires love, appreciation and understanding of our region via extensive programming for the public and for schoolchildren and programs like our Platte Clove Artist-inresidence, which is currently in its 20th year! All of this is only possible because of your support. And from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. You allow us to work across our large and varied region and beyond. Because of you, we have access to the halls of the State Capital and can advocate for the Catskill Park. Your support gives us a platform to present information on our riparian protection program to the Town Hall of Ashland. Your commitment keeps artists in the Little Red Cabin at our Platte Clove Preserve and helps us refurbish the Thorn Preserve Cottage. Your membership supports our staff who meet and greet thousands of visitors a year at the Catskill Interpretive Center and welcome those travelers to our Catskill region. The Catskill Center can’t do it without you and that’s why we were so excited to launch our new membership benefits program in 2017! This new program allows us to thank you for being a member of the Catskill Center with unique and interesting member-only opportunities, including a world-class four-part lecture series, discounts at the at the Erpf Center and the Catskill Interpretive Center book stores, the Catskill Center Newsletter and more. If you haven’t already become a member, please do. Only together can we continue to actively cherish the Catskills and be the presence that guides the region into its next renaissance. Together, let’s help people discover what we have known for so long – that the Catskills are a magical place!

MARKLEY BOYER STANLEY BRYER ADRIAN FISHER MARK GINSBERG & DARBY CURTIS ROBERT GIPSON JOHN & LAURA HUSSEY MARY ELAINE JOHNSTON PETER KELLOGG JOHN LYONS JEAN ORR & RUSTY DORR DAVID PEDOWITZ LAURANCE ROCKEFELLER CHARLES ROYCE H. CLAUDE SHOSTAL MATTHEW STINCHCOMB GIFTS OF $500- $999 JOSEPH ARCIERI LINDSAY BAKER & CHRISTOPHER DIANGELO DANIELA BAR-ILLAN STEPHEN BERG FRANK BRICE HELEN CHASE SUSAN CHIN CALANDRA CRUICKSHANK RICHARD GERSHON KINGDON GOULD JAN JAFFE & ROGER WALL MICHAEL KUDISH FRANK SANCHIS JOHN SLECHTA E.J. SZULWACH ROSE WADSWORTH MELISSA WOHLGEMUTH & MATT HOWARD

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2016

#inspiration

As a conservation organization, we see the value in protecting our unique natural resources and landscapes in the Catskill region. We protect lands through conservation easements, land transfers to the State of New York, the management of our Preserves and through partnerships with government agencies to protect riparian corridors, contain invasive species and manage the region’s historic Fire Towers.

The Catskill Center continued to offer the two-day STREAM WATCH PROGRAM during the 2015-16 school year. 450 students from the Catskill region (seven local schools / twenty-four classes) learned about watersheds, how to identify macroinvertebrates, and methods to determine stream health by testing the waters’ chemical and physical properties. Stream Watch is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with New York City Department of Environmental Protection and funding from the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation. In conjunction with Stream Watch, 200 students participated in Healthy Waters. HEALTHY WATERS utilizes art to teach students about healthy streams. Scientific artists Bryan and Susan Perrin have been teaching this program for the Catskill Center for the past 5 years. Healthy Waters is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, with support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, and is administered in Delaware County by The Roxbury Arts Group; funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with New York City Department of Environmental Protection; and Michelle MacNaught Memorial Fund.

$250-$499 DONORS

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We coordinate efforts to strategically advance regional land conservation efforts and welcome unique opportunities to reach these goals.

In June 2016, the first birding conference ever held in the Catskill region, was hosted by the Catskill Center. TAKING FLIGHT: BIRDING IN THE CATSKILLS took place at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. 30 + people participated in bird watching hikes, talks, and demonstrations. A hardy group of birders met at 4:30 am to hike up Slide Mountain and were rewarded with the dawn song of the elusive Bicknell’s Thrush, a bird known for its small range and restricted habitat.

BRETT BARRY MARIELLA BISSON & DAVID GUBITS MARCH CAVANAUGH MICHAEL CONNOR MARGARET DIBENEDETTO ROSALIND DICKINSON & MICHAEL DRILLINGER PETER FINN SUZANNE FRANK CHESTER KARWATOWSKI FRANCES KLIMENT DAVID KUKLE CAMILLA LANCASTER THOMAS MORRIS JUTTA NEMEC STEVEN NISSEN PHOENICIA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION MATHEW POKOIK JEANNETTEN PRICE HOWARD ROTHSTEIN JEFFREY SENTERMAN GEDDY SVEIKAUSKAS $100-$249 DONORS JAMES AMIGH EDWARD ARMM ROGER BAGNALL JOE BEDRICK GREG BEECHLER & ROBERT BISHOP J. BERNARD BLAKE DAVID BRAUNER & AMY KAPLAN MITCHELL BROCK DAVID BUNDE LUBOMIR CHMELAR KOMAL CHOUDRY SUSAN CLARK PETER & GERT COLEMAN

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CORNELIUS COOPER & REW DICLEMENTE ELIZABETH DIFRANCO EILEEN DIGAN GLENN DURBAN SUZANNE DVELLS JAMES ECKSTEIN CARL ELLMAN GLEN FAULKNER PHILIP FICKS

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2016

#inspiration We use the Catskill Interpretive Center, the Erpf Center, the Platte Clove Preserve, the Thorn Preserve, Fire Towers, classrooms and the Catskill region itself to teach students, residents and visitors about our home in this unique area.

THE 2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Markley Boyer VICE CHAIR Mark Ginsberg VICE CHAIR Helen K. Chase TREASURER Camilla Lancaster SECRETARY Pamela Jean Orr Rocci Aquirre Stephen Berg David Bunde Sherret S. Chase Susan Clark Michael Connor Calandra Cruickshank Margaret DiBenedetto Armand B. Erpf Ettore Infante David Kukle Cindy LaPierre John Lyons Jennifer Neal Thomas Poelker Larry Roadman Frank E. Sanchis III H. Claude Shostal Geddy Sveikauskas

We provide a sense of place for all to learn and understand the importance of the Catskill region. We serve as a crucial interpreter and access point for visitors to the Catskills, and ensure the unique arts and cultural resources of the Catskill region are publicly accessible.

THE ERPF GALLERY hosted seven exhibits during 2016.

$100-$249 DONORS (CONTINUED)

One of the highlights of the season was an exhibit of Fred Guyot’s work. Mr. Guyot had spent part of his career painting in his Kelly Corner’s studio. His work has been exhibited at locations ranging from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City to the University of Glasgow in Scotland, as well as locally – 1982 at the Erpf Center Gallery and at the Longyear Gallery.

GEORGE FRANCIS MATTHEW FRIED BARRY & GLORIA GARFINKEL GORDON STEVENS & GISLAINE JOUANNEAU PASQUALE F. GRANDE

The Geology of the Devonian; In the Heart of the Catskills by Robert and Johanna Titus with photographs by Art Murphy was another hit.

ROBERT GRANT

We closed 2016 with a Utilitarian Art show that highlighted the works of local artists who create functional items that could/should be considered art.

PAMELA GUYOT

During the summer of 2016, fifteen artists stayed at THE PLATTE CLOVE CABIN as part of the ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM. Painters, sculptors, photographers, media artists, and writers had the chance to spend a week in the little red cabin focusing on their art.

WILLIAM KREITZ

BETH GREENBERG JOSEPH HART SAMUEL HUBER TADASUKE KUWAYAMA HENRY LAMONT PAUL & CYNDI LAPIERRE ALEX LATYSHEVSKY KEN LOWENSTEIN MARY MCDONALD JACK AND NANCY MCSHANE

Lou and Dave Jones from Minnesota

Raluka and Alex from Spain

PAUL MILLER

Woodstock Town Historian Richard Hepner

DIANNE MILLER SCOTT MILLER LORNA MORLEY

In 2016, THE CATSKILL INTERPRETIVE CENTER welcomed 7,000 visitors to the Catskill Region and the Catskill Park.

JOSEPH MUNSTER ERNEST MYER

We hosted 49 special events that ranged in topic from seed collection to photography.

NANCY NARDELLA & PETER SMITH ELEANORE NIELSON & TOM THOMPSON

Department of Environmental Conservation Wildlife Biologist, Matt Merchant’s talk on Catskill Black Bears was standing room only.

CAROL NORR

In April, the CIC hosted the first gathering of Catskill Historians. More than 50 town historians and historical societies from across the Catskill region and beyond came together to meet each other and begin a discussion about how they might collaborate and help each other.

RICARDA OCONNER

BARRY NOVICK DOROTHY PACK PATRICK PAGNANO CAROL ROBIN KATHARINE PRESTON

The CIC also hosted its first Book Fair in June of 2016. There were over thirty exhibitors of Catskill books, videos and other printed material. There were over forty presenters in three speakers’ tents talking on subjects that ranged from history to poetry and from music to film. Over three hundred visitors participated in the first CIC Book Fair.

The CIC is delivering on its mission to interpret the natural, recreational, cultural, agricultural and historical resources of the Catskills.

WILLIAM RALSTON GENEVIEVE ROCHE- LUTTON ROGER ROLOFF Heather Phelps-Lipton

We posted on Facebook photos of CIC international visitors from places like France, Great Britain and Spain. We also posted visitors from Texas, Minnesota and other states.

& JOHN BINGHAM

& BARBARA PETERSON JOHN SCANNELL RICHARD SCHAEDLE SHELDON SCHMERTZLER TOM SCHOTT AND BARBARA GEE LINDA EDMUNDSON HERBERT SHULTZ DON SIMKIN JEFFREY STEINBERG

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LEO STERN

Conservation Creates Opportunity


2016

#collaboration

$100-$249 DONORS (CONTINUED) THOMAS STERNBERG

THE 2016 CATSKILL CENTER STAFF

ALAN STROUT

Jeff Senterman Kali Bird Michael Drillinger Erik Johanson Katie Palm Brit Hotaling Susan Blake John Thompson Dan Snider Lisa Watchel Julia Soloman Richard Henning

HARVEY STRUTHERS LAWRENCE SWAYNE JACOB GOLDBERG & TRUDY WOOD CANDACE VODA NANCY WACKSTEIN RUSS WALKER & CAROL MISERLAIN ERIC WEDEMEYER PAT WELLINGTON LYDIA WHITE JOHN WILKINSON SHUJI YAGI WINFRED ZUBIN JAY ZUKERMAN UP TO $99 DONORS

The Catskill Center approach is collaborative and recognizes the importance of respectful dialogue in creating more effective relations and understanding between stakeholders.

Through engagement, dialogue and collaboration, we can help local communities thrive, lead advocacy efforts that raise awareness of local issues and garner resources for the Catskill region, advance actions that meet specific needs, and support arts and culture in the Catskill region. Since its inception the Catskill Center has been an active advocate for the Catskill region. With our annual Catskill Park Awareness Day event and the Catskill Park Coalition, of which we are co-chair, we advocate for equitable resources for the Catskills.

DAVID ADLER KATHLEEN CARROLL AGOGLIA RAUL AGUIRRE JENNIFER AHEARN MICHELE AIKENS NANCY ALLEN

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Greater understanding leads to unseen opportunities, cooperative efforts and greater impact.

JOHN ABBHUL

STEWART ALTER ERIC ANDERSON WILLIAM ANGIOLILLO BILL ANSTADT J. H. ARONSON STUART AUCHINCLOSS ROBERT AXELROD NATALIE BALLIN The accomplishments of THE CATSKILL REGIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES PARTNERSHIP (CRISP) in 2016 include convening a Hemlock Conservation Team of stakeholders to begin developing a strategic plan to conserve hemlock forests across the CRISP landscape to provide quality habitat, important natural benefits and an essential cultural resource.

To further promote prevention, a new boat wash station was established at Cooperstown.

We began developing a shared digital data collection form to be used statewide to collect hemlock health and pest information. To combat the spread of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a collaboration with Cornell University and the New York State Hemlock Initiative resulted in a biocontrol release of 425 beetles at a site that will be continually monitored.

3000 stems of Mile-A-Minute were pulled or treated in Cochecton.

The CRISP Watershed Steward Program trained 34 Watershed Stewards to provide interpretation and boat-inspections to 5,000 water-body users, addressing a major vector in the movement of aquatic invasives in lakes and rivers.

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An early detection survey for 15 highly invasive species was performed at eight State owned campgrounds. An early detection survey for 15 highly invasive species was performed at 8 campgrounds.

Giant Hogweed was treated at 12 sites, including removal from 2.5 miles of streams. During the Thorn BioBlitz 2016, 271 species were documented by scientists and citizen scientists at the Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve.

CARLA BARRETT BRYON BELL MEL BELLAR DONALD BICKFORD MARSHALL BLAS JOHN BLENNINGER DAVID BLOOM RUTH BLUMENTHAL JAMES BOGNER PETER BORRELLI HAROLD BOSCH CHARLES BOURGHOL SANDRA BREITENBERGER EILEEN BUEL HENRY BUSER

Conservation Creates Opportunity


2016

#stewardship UP TO $99 DONORS (CONTINUED) UP TO $99 DONORS (CONTINUED)

CATHERINE GOWEN PATRICIA GRANDISON

RANDALL CARLE

TYLER GRAY

ARNOLD CHADDERDON

VALERIE GREEN

SHERRET CHASE

JILL GRIMES

ROSLYN CHEMESKY

LESLIE & DEBORAH GUILE

HENRY CHOLEWCZYNSKI

MARTIN HABER

PATRICK COLANGELO

RAY HABERSKI

REBECCA COLLINS

ARTHUR HAGEDORN

MELVIN COOKSEY

GILBERT HALES

CAROL COOPER RUI COSTA JAMES COSTELLA & LAURA CANNAMELA DONALD DALES W&A DAVENPORT & MARTIN COHEN

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ELLEN CARL

JENNIFER HALPERN BETTY HAMILTON CARLTON HATCH MYRA HAUBEN JACQUELINE HAUGHT OLIVER HERZ

PAUL DE LISIO

NIKOLAJ HINES

RALPH DELLA CAVA MICHAEL DEWAN MR. RENWICK DIBBELL ISIDORE DOROSKI JENNIFER DOUGLAS DAVID DOYNOW ROBERT DREW GEORGE ELIAS RICHARD ELRAUCH GENEVIEVE ERTELT JOHN EXTER JOSEPH FARKAS BRIAN FINDHOLT PAUL FINKEL LUCILLE FORD CARL FOWLER RACHEL FRANK MATT FRISCH & LEE PARKER JOAN FROST CHARLES GADOL & DONNA SHERMAN PAUL GALLAY VIRGINIA GARRISON & MICHAEL PARKER BRIT & MARY SUE GEIGER JASON GERBER GERTRUD GERLACH JOHN GIANNOTTI JOHN GOLENSKI LAWRENCE GOOBERMAN

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The Catskill Center manages the five Catskill Park Fire Towers through THE FIRE TOWER PROJECT, a volunteer driven initiative of the Catskill Center that ensures towers remain open to the public on summer weekends by staffing them with volunteers. Each year, thousands of hikers visit the Fire Towers and those hikes and our volunteers at the Towers are often their first introduction to the Catskills. The Catskill Center’s STREAMSIDE ACQUISITION PROGRAM got up and running in 2016, adding two new staff members and establishing a new Catskill Center satellite office in the Village of Tannersville. Through this program, the Catskill Center partners with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to reach a shared goal: preserve and protect the sensitive streamside lands that maintain our streams’ excellent water quality. Protecting healthy, natural streams can mitigate flood risks for Catskills communities, help sustain healthy fish and wildlife populations, and offer recreational opportunities to Catskills residents and visitors. GENEROUS GIFTS WERE GIVEN TO THE CATSKILL CENTER IN LOVING MEMORY OF PAUL STEINFELD LENNY HABER LENORE AND MYER KUKLE AND IN HONOR OF GAIL KNICELEY MICHAEL DRILLINGER WILLIAM & SUSAN GINSBERG MARK GINSBERG MAURICE LEMIRE

The Catskill Center’s work as A LAND TRUST is among our most signature work, and because the lands in our trust are to be protected in perpetuity, this is some of our most important work, too.

ROBERT HITT JOHN HOEKO MARC & MIRIAM HOWARD RICHARD HOWARD

As a land trust, the Catskill Center currently holds 17 conservation easements comprised of 43 individual parcels, totaling 1800 acres. In addition to our easements, we own and maintain five properties comprised of 9 individual parcels for a total of 370 acres. These include our Thorn Preserve and Platte Clove Preserve, both of which are open to our members and the public year-round.

DOUGLAS HUMM

From its earliest beginnings, the Catskill Center recognized the importance of protecting land. Since acquiring the Platte Clove Preserve in 1974, the Catskill Center has protected over 18,000 acres of land in the Catskills. A lot of this land has been transferred to New York State for the Forest Preserve. In addition to the Platte Clove Preserve, the Catskill Center also owns the Thorn Preserve in Woodstock, the ERPF Center and the land on which the Catskill Interpretive Center sits.

KATHERINE JEANNOTTE

The preserves are open to the public and are there to help people reconnect with the land and nature. They also provide vital habitat for wildlife. The conservation easements have several public benefits. They protect wild and open spaces, or important habitat, or they protect historic places or significant scenic views.

RUTH HURWITZ GARRY HYATT AMY JACKSON NANCY JAINCHILL KURT JENKINS NEAL KELLER PHILIP KEUSCH RAY KIRK JOHN KOLP & CYNTHIA SIEBELS KARLIS KOPANS STEPHEN KRAMMER WOLFGANG KRANZLE NANCY KRAWIECKI RICHARD KUKLE

In 2016 the Catskill Center, at the Board’s direction, began the valuable work of becoming an Accredited by the Land Trust Alliance. This work will continue into 2018 when we will be submitting our pre-application in June of 2018 and our final application in September of 2018.

GERARD LAGALA

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission affords Accreditation to organizations who demonstrate that they are strong, effective, and trustworthy to forever protect lands in their trust. We are excited to embark on this pursuit and achieve accreditation.

DAVID LEVESON

LINDA LANE-WEBER JOHN LEGG DAVID LEONARD ROSANNE LEVITT ABE & PAT LEVY RICHARD LEWIS

CASSEY & BRENT HALTON

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2016 FINANCIAL OVERVIEW The Catskill Center’s last fiscal year was from January 1 through December 31, 2016, during which time operating revenue totaled ($868,613). 40% of this revenue came from contracts ($346,434), 12% from grants ($107,596), 9% from contributions and membership ($86,862), 31% from investment allocation for operations ($270,000), and 6% from rent, investment income and other sources ($57,721).

UP TO $99 DONORS (CONTINUED) MARGARET LEWIS ROBERT LIDSKY DAVID LIONEL ELILISS

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DONNA LORANS Operating expenses totaled $924,749, of which 79% was for program activities ($735,014), 12% for organizational administration and overhead ($110,180), and 9% for fundraising ($79,555).

MARISTELLA LORCH

FINANCIAL STRUCTURE The Catskill Center maintains one investment account (market value of $3,308,151 on December 31, 2016).

JOHN AND UNA LUTZ

This account is used to support capital costs and expenses related to the Erpf House and the Center’s other properties, and as a board-designated fund for general operating expenses. The assets are pooled in a diversified portfolio supervised by the Finance Committee. Total investment return was a gain of $180,476 in 2016.

ROLAND MANTOVANI

BARBARA LUBELL & JEFFERY ROVITZ

Each year, the Board sets a spending allocation for operating purposes from this investment fund, which was $270,000 in 2016. The Board engages Mostert, Manzanero & Scott LLP to perform an independent audit.

ROBERT LYNK IAIN MACHELL DANIEL MARAZITA JOANN MARGOLIS GAIL MARINE GUENTHE MAY DONALD HARRIS & SUSAN MCCLELLAN MIRIAM MELNICK JOEL MELTON LENORE MENNIN ROBERT WARSHAW

During the 2016 New York State budget process, we secured $1 million in funding for the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center, $500,000 for the Catskill Park and secured several additional legislative priorities of the Catskill Park Coalition and the Catskill Center, including a recurring Forest Ranger Academy to maintain public safety in our Park. State support improves the experience of visiting the Catskills and protects and restores our natural resources. These improvements help bring more of the economic benefits of recreational tourism to our region’s Main Streets, providing more ways to recreate in the region, while stewarding our public lands and supporting our communities.

EXPENSES

REVENUE Contracts

$346,434

Program Activities

Grant Revenue

$107,596

Management & General

Contributions & Membership

$86,862

Fundraising & Development

Investment Allocation for Operations Rental, Investment & Other Sources

$270,000 $57,721 TOTAL $868,613

CHARLES MILLER $735,014

CATHY MILNIKIEWICZ

$110,180

RUTH MONACO

$79,555

RONALD MOWER

TOTAL $924,749

ROSINA MULLIGAN RUTHE NEPF DANIEL NICKOLICH FRANK NOLDE CHARLES NUNN CAROL O’BEIRNE MEGAN OFFNER RONALD O’ROURKE ED OSTAPCZUK COSTA PAPSON NATHAN PARKER APRIL PATON AUGUSTINE PATRONE DANIEL PAYNE BRYAN PERRIN TIM PIERCE SELINA POLICAR DOUGLAS POWELL KEVIN PROFT

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2016

#collaboration UP TO $99 DONORS (CONTINUED) SUSAN PURETZ KENNETH RAPP JOHN AND LYNNE RATHGEBER JOHN REBOUL PHYLLIS REICHER VICTORIA REISS GEORGE RESKAKIS MAXANNE RESNICK SOL RESNIKOFF NORMAN ROBBINS Heather Phelps-Lipton

RICHARD ROBERTS LINDA ROSENTHAL JANET ROTHBERG DAVID ROWE PATRICIA RUANE MICHAEL SADOWY JOHN SALIG FRED SALVANTE DIRK SALZ WHITTY SANFORD

THE CATSKILL CENTER IS EVER SO GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF .Through the Catskill Park Advisory Committee, which we organized and chair, we collaborate with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as well as the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on comprehensive improvements to the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve. The Catskill Center is a signatory to the 1997 Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) and is an active participant in Stakeholder negotiations related to the issuance of a Filtration Avoidance Determination (FAD) by the New York State Department of Health in 2017 to allow New York City to utilize drinking water from its Catskill and Delaware watershed without filtration. We serve on the Forest Preserve Advisory Committee, collaborating with stakeholders throughout the State on Forest Preserve management issues in both the Catskill and Adirondack Parks.

ALPINE ENDEAVORS

CATSKILL MOUNTAIN CLUB

AMAZONSMILE

MS. LORRAINE CAMMARATA

MARGARETVILLE TELEPHONE COMPANY

CAPITAL REGION SEFA STATE EMPLOYEES FEDERATED APPEAL

SPRING GLEN MEADOWS, INC.

CATSKILL 3500 CLUB

IBM CORPORATION MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM

CATSKILL MOUNTAIN QUILTER GUILD, HOF

WOODSTOCK CHIMES

CENTRAL CATSKILL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

LEFF FAMILY CHARITABLE FUND

CATSKILL WATERSHED CORPORATION

MARK LOETE PHOTOGRAPHY

FIRST GIVING

ULSTER SAVING BANK

FOUNDATION FOR WORKER, VETERAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

SLUITER AGENCY

GOODSHOP LAND TRUST ALLIANCE

ARMAND G. ERPF FUND, INC.

TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN

A . LINDSAY AND OLIVE B. O’CONNOR FOUNDATION, INC.

ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB, LI CHAPTER

NANCY AND ROBERT STOVER FUND

NEW YORK COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF ULSTER

NY NJ TRAIL CONFERENCE PAYPAL GIVING FUND

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

PHOENICIA DINER

NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

ROXBURY ARTS GROUP

AUTHORITY

UNITED WAY

SEFA

WOODSTOCK LAND CONSERVANCY ZEN MOUNTAIN MONASTERY, INC. MCHENRY MEMORIAL TRUST MICROSOFT MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM

& TOM MINER DAVID E. SCHWAB BONNIE RATNOFF SEEGMILLER DIAN SEILER DOUGLAS SENTERMAN BILL SHASHATY MARY FRANCES SHAUGHNESSY JAMES SHEARWOOD PATRICIA J. S. SIMPSON IRVING SINAI MICH SMITH JOHN SMITH SONJA STARK MARCEL FANNY STEINHAUSER ARIGO SUGIHARA ELIZABETH SUTER DIANE TANKO DAVID THOMAS TODD THOMPSON JOHN THOMPSON RONALD THRUM KATHRYN STOTT WILLIAM TOPAZIO RONALD TWEEDIE MARY TYNES CHARLES VER STRAETEND & NANCY ENGEL

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UP TO $99 DONORS (CONTINUED) PAULINE VOS LEONARD WAHL JULIE WEBER LEWIS WEINFELD ZACHORY GREGG & JACOB WEINSTOCK LAURA WEIR DWIGHT WEIST KATHERINE WHEELER SHERWIN WILK ROBERT WILLIAMS JEAN WILLIAMS ROBERT YANASHUSKY H. NEIL ZIMMERMAN MICHAEL ZOLLO BRIAN ZWEIG We have made every effort to accurately acknowledge our donors on this list according to their wishes. In the unfortunate event we have made an error, please accept our sincere apologies and contact Susan Blake at sblake@ catskillcenter.org.

THE CATSKILL CENTER FOR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 43355 State Highway 28 Arkville, NY 12406 845-586-2611

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