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

Saturday, April 15 at 9am

Join Ethan Glenning from the NY-NJ Trail Conference. Meet at the High Point State Lookout Parking Lot (end on Monument Road in Wantage, NJ). Hike north about hone hour and […]

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Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 7pm

Star Watch with John Kocijanski of Catskills Astronomy Club. Bring scopes and/or binoculars. Meet at South Road Boat Launch, across from Bashakill Vineyards. Event updates at Catskill Astronomy Club’s Facebook […]

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Saturday, April 22, 2023 9:30am - noon

9:30-10:00am Registration and site assignments in the Haven Road DEC Parking Lot. Celebrate Earth Day! Enjoy a walk and fresh spring air while ridding the wetlands of debris. Garbage bags […]

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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 Contact Bashakill WMA>>