About the Basha Kill Area Association (BKAA)
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
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.”..
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 […]Read More
Mamakating Environmental Education Center We hope to start up BKAA’s Nature Watch (NW) after a hiatus for COVID last spring. You can become a volunteer by attending the NW Annual Training on Saturday, April 10th. Registration begins at 9:30 am with the program following at 10:00 am. Training takes place at the Mamakating Environmental Education […]Read More
Co-sponsored with Mamakating Library 20 Maximum Participants Stroll a 3 mile loop on level terrain with Kerron, D&H Canal aficionado, as you observe wetlands, headwaters of the Basher Kill, and Gumaer Brook. This 1.4 mile portion of the O & W Rail Trail was gifted to Mamakating by Open Space Institute. When reaching McDonald Road, participants […]Read More