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

- Karen Miller
Saturday, March 23, 8 am

Meet walk leader John Haas at the Haven Road Parking Lot (on left coming from Route 209).  Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one.  We should  see an array of early ducks, geese and mergansers.  We will go to the Main Boat Launch when finished at Haven Road to walk the Birch Trail […]

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- Michael Dunckley
Saturday, March 30, 9:30 am – 12 noon

If you’d like to volunteer for the BKAA’s Nature Watch (NW), come to the NW Annual Training on Saturday, March 30th at 9:30 a.m. for registration, with the program following at 10:00 a.m. You’ll learn about wetland residents and other information that you can share with Basha Kill visitors. Training will take place at the […]

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- LL Bartle
Saturday, April 27

Celebrate Earth Day! Enjoy a walk and fresh spring air while ridding the wetlands of debris.  Garbage bags are provided. Wear boots, work gloves, and insect repellent. Bring chairs as lunch, supplied by the BKAA, will be eaten al fresco in the Haven Road DEC parking lot (on left coming from Route 209); also event’s […]

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MapGuide includes Basha Kill

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>>