In 2018, the state DEC listed the Wallkill River and several of its tributaries on a draft version of its “impaired waters” list.
Approximately 1,000 gallons of aviation fuel from the Gardiner Airport on Sand Hill Road were spilled onto the ground during the weekend of October 6 and 7, with enough seepage into the Wallkill River to alarm residents downstream, according to town officials and the DEC.
The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance held its second annual Wallkill River Festival last Saturday at the Open Space Institute’s new River-to-Ridge trailhead on Springtown Road in New Paltz.
This festival is all about getting regular folks “down by the riverside” to remind one another what it is that needs rescuing, why and how.
The completed three-quarter of a mile-long section of the trail runs along the Wallkill River from the Carmine Liberta Bridge to Springtown Road. When fully constructed, the six-mile long River-to-Ridge loop trail will connect the Village of New Paltz to the Shawangunk Ridge.
While the Wallkill is likely never going to be as bad off as the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, which actually caught fire in 1969, it’s got more than enough problems of its own, including harmful algae blooms.
Did you know people used to swim in the Wallkill? To raise awareness of the environmental issues plaguing the river and to get more people involved in their work to clean it up, the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance is hosting the inaugural Wallkill River Festival this Saturday, October 7 from 2-6 p.m. at New Paltz Gardens for Nutrition.
Members of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance will be holding the first annual festival to celebrate the river at Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz on October 7.
Nearly 100 scientists, agency representatives, elected officials, students and interested members of the general public gathered in the Student Union Building at SUNY New Paltz to share the latest information about the status of the watershed and what efforts are being pursued to improve water quality.
Fifty years ago, most Hudson Valley residents thought that the river that runs through it was a lost cause. The