The 2nd Annual Anglers Symposium of the Rondout Neversink Stream Management Program is on Friday, October 2 from Noon-4 p.m. at Frost Valley YMCA. The focus this year is getting you the best information available about how scientists find and monitor a range of macroinvertebrates in our rivers and what this data tells us about our waters. NYS DEC's AJ Smith will talk about the state's data collection while NYC DEP's Butch Rosenfeld will tell us what he's found during decades of investigating sites in our local basins. Lunch included; pre-registration required 845-985-2581.
Also at the Anglers Symposium, Cornell University entomologist Mark Whitmore will update on us on the latest management strategies for addressing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid which negatively impacts forest health along our mountain streams. Hemlocks knit together steep banks at high elevations and shade the famous fishing pools we all know and love. There is now hope that this slow-moving but devastating pest can be put in check using biological controls. Come hear more on Friday, October 2 from Noon-4 p.m. at Frost Valley. Lunch included; preregistration required: 845-985-2581.