Monday, Nov. 24, 530-630PM: Watershed Docent Training and Grant Notice

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If next summer you’d like to be a HarborLAB volunteer on beautiful Neversink Reservoir in the Catskills, please join us for NYC Department of Environmental Preservation training on Monday, November 24, from 530-630PM at the Newtown Creek Visitors Center (329 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint, BK 11222). Be prepared to take notes!  🙂
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If you could video the event, please let us know.
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Please reply with interest by emailing harborlab@gmail.com (subject “Docent Training”) and, if possible, on our Facebook event page.
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Our Facebook event is here:
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This brief training is the first step to becoming a Watershed Docent in HarborLAB’s unique educational program with NYC public schools.The Catskill Watershed Corporation funded HarborLAB’s second fleet of kayaks and canoes, dedicated to the Neversink Reservoir, so that inner city youth might enjoy experiential learning about their drinking water that enriches standard curricula. We’re also very grateful to the Frost Valley YMCA for storing our boats and the NYCDEP for its many efforts on behalf of this program.
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Our second fleet, dedicated to providing inner city youth with educational outings in their drinking water system, was funded by the Catskill Watershed Corporation.
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GRANT NOTICE (Deadline January 9):
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Schools and community groups can apply for Watershed Agricultural Council grants to cover transportation to the Neversink for paddling and programs that include lessons on how forests protect our drinking water. Please note that this forestry element is required.
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More here:  http://nycwatershed.org/for_bustours.html
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Looking forward to next summer!

 

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