BOVINA CENTER, N.Y. — Livestock Foundation will host a series of three FREE workshops to explore perspectives on the past, present and future of the Watershed and our communities, as follows:
Saturday, May 19th, 10 a.m. to Noon, Bovina Center Community Hall:
Kicking off the first of three workshops designed to explore the past, present and future of the Watershed and our communities, the Livestock Foundation invites you to THE WATERSHED & OUR COMMUNITIES PAST: The Intersection of Communities and NYC Reservoir System for:
- a screening of “Shavertown, A Reservoir of Memories,” followed by
- a slideshow of historic images to be presented by Bovina Historian Ray LaFever, and closing with
- a panel discussion of individuals and family members of those whose communities were impacted.
Saturday, June 9th, 10 a.m. to Noon, Bovina Center Community Hall:
The second of the three workshops, THE WATERSHED & OUR COMMUNITIES PRESENT: Agriculture and the NYC Watershed, a panel discussion with farmers, technical service agents and other community members playing a critical role in maintaining the water quality for NYC’s 9 million residents.
Following the panel discussion, Livestock Foundation’s Whole Farm Planner, Brian LaTourette of the Watershed Agricultural Council, will guide participants on a walk through the Foundation’s nearby farm to demonstrate how Best Management Practices are implemented.
Saturday, July 7th, Noon to 2 p.m., Bovina Valley Farms & Creamery at 50 Creamery Road, Bovina Center, NY 13740
Wrapping up our Watershed workshop series, the Livestock Foundation invites kids of all ages to THE WATERSHED & OUR COMMUNITIES FUTURE: Sing Along and Picnic with Story Laurie and Ira McIntosh, a fun and educational performance by Story Laurie and Ira McIntosh. Weaving storytelling and song, the duo will captivate your child’s imagination down on the farm!
Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic lunch!
This series is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Visit the organization’s website at www.livestockfoundation.org to learn more about upcoming programming or to make a donation and become a member. Questions can be directed to Executive Director, Sonia Janiszewski, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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