About the Basha Kill Area Association (BKAA)

– E. Knieriemen

Since our founding in 1972, the BKAA mission has been to protect the Basha Kill wetlands and surrounding area from ecological degradation, to promote education and respect for the environment in general …

About the Basha Kill

– K. Kreischer

The Basha Kill lies in the valley between the Shawangunk Mountains and the Catskills, flowing south from about Summitville to join the Neversink River below the wetlands, and on to the Delaware River…

The Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

The WMA has grown to include approximately 3,107 acres. In 1972, the State of New York, through the Department of Environmental Conservation, purchased over 2,000 acres for the Wildlife Management Area.

New York State has been protecting wildlife since 1895. Almost 200,000 acres of land have been purchased throughout the State and are designated as “Wildlife Management Areas.”..

Join the BKAA

All memberships run from July 1 through June 30. All members are crucial in our efforts to protect the Basha Kill Wetlands. We thank you for your support.

Upcoming Events

- LL Bartle
Saturday, August 4, 5:30 am

Rise and shine! Enjoy the Basha Kill’s wonders from a different view. Bring binoculars. Meet at Haven Road DEC parking lot (on left coming from Route 209). Call Gary at (845)386-4892 for information.

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- G. Keeton
Sunday, August 12, 10 am

Join Gary for a walk through time. Ever wonder about local stone walls and foundations? Curious about how people farmed the rocky soils or the relationship between the Basha Kill and Pine Kill? Oh, and learn about the canal, too! Meet at the DEC access road on Route 209 across from the Hometown Deli in […]

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- LL Bartle
Saturday, September 29, 10am

Join naturalists Scott and Mike for a late season venture on this first day of autumn. Bring your own vessel and binoculars. Meet at the South Road Boat Launch. Call Mike at (845)754-0743 to register and for more details.

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If you think there has been a violation of DEC regulations or laws, please use the following contact information for assistance. DEC Law Enforcement Contacts for Bashakill WMA>>