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 Center situated at the edge of the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area at 762 South Road in Wurtsboro. You’ll learn about some residents of the wetland including bald eagles so that you can share information with visitors to the Basha Kill.
Highlights of this year’s orientation will be a presentation by a DEC Biologist on Fur Bearers of the Basha Kill with a special focus on beavers and muskrats. The main program is followed by a description of the nuts and bolts of NW. After Training, volunteers sign up for three shifts (three hours each) on Saturdays or Sundays from April 24 through June 27. Please call Kevin Keller at 845-434-6209 or Maryallison Farley at 845-888-0261 to ensure the program will take place, to register, and for more details. If you love the Basha Kill and like to talk with people, Nature Watch is for you!