Catskill Waters presents Little One and the Water, a children’s illustrated book, along with author Will Lytle (Thorneater Comics) and an accompanying video on Little Beaver Kill—the subject of the book—at the Catskill Visitor Center, 5096 NY-28, Mt Tremper, NY, from 4pm to 6pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Thorneater Comics is known for his poignant black and white drawing style in a wide array of formats from comic strips in the Woodstock Times to murals in Kingston. As a part of Catskill Waters, a public outreach and educational initiative funded by the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program, he authored Little One and the Water based on the Little Beaver Kill, an actual stream that runs near Woodstock.
The Little Beaver Kill was evaluated by AWSMP as one of the healthiest streams in the Ashokan watershed. Thorneater met with the stream specialists in several meetings and walked its entire length to ensure the accuracy of its ecosystem, including the major flora and fauna, in his depictions.
A documentary of the Little Beaver Kill stream assessment will be screened, followed by Q&A.
A limited copies of the book will be given away for free.
Also on display: Portraits and Stories, a series of paper silhouette profiles of the watershed residents, created by Jenny Lee Fowler. They will be displayed with matching audio recordings of the sitters’ stories.
Catskill Waters is spear-headed by Keiko Sono, owner of Forge Collective llc., in which she has built a platform of communication and outreach among the watershed communities with art and artists as facilitators of connection building, in partnership with local environmental non-profits and stream programs.
Catskill Waters is made possible in part by a grant form the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program, a project of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County and the Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District, funded by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Part of Ashokan Watershed Month, an event of the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program.