The Catskill Center is dedicated to conservation in the Catskill Mountains and Catskill Park, and to creating opportunities for communities throughout the Catskill Region.  Our unique balance of Regional Advocacy, Environmental Education, Promoting the Region, Arts & Culture programming, and Invasive Species work help to keep our region’s natural resources and communities vibrant.

Right Now At The Catskill Center 

“BREATHE Plein Air Paintings of Delaware County”

by Sandy Finkenberg

Opening – Saturday, August 30th, 5-7 pm at the Erpf Gallery.

Exhibition: August 30 – October 24, 2014

Read more about the exhibit here.


dare to writeWriters in the Mountains presents Writers Exposed

A summer reading event.  August 17, 2014 1:00-3:00pm
Location: The Erpf Center, 43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY 1246
Come and meet people who “dare to write”.  Open mic to follow fearless readers. Light refreshments served.  Donations welcomed and encouraged.
See the full press release here: Writers Exposed

wiox radioCatskill Digest on WIOX Community Radio

Catch Catskill Center staff live every Thursday morning 9:00AM-10:00AM for The Catskill Digest!  A talk show on Hot Topics, Controversial Issues, and Community Conservation in the Catskill Mountain Region.  Hosted by Alan White & Nicole McShane (Catskill Center), Peg Ellsworth (MARK Project), and Dave Riorden (Catskill Revitalization Corporation).  Tune in to 91.3 FM in the Catskill Mountains or stream us live from anywhere on wioxradio.org.

Hunter_Fire_Tower12nd Annual Lighting of the Fire Towers!

On Friday night August 29th, we invite you all to find a place with a view of your favorite fire tower on the horizon for our 2nd annual Lighting of the Fire Towers Event! Find an area in your neighborhood where you have a view of one of the fire towers. From 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm, look up to see the cabs lit up. For additional information visit our Fire Towers page.

Frances Archibald 2004Erpf Gallery Exhibit

“Baltimore and other Beauties” by The Catskill Mountain Quilters Guild
Dates: June 28 through August 22, 2014
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, Weekends by appointment
Reception: Saturday, June 28 from 2-4pm
Read more about the exhibit on our Arts & Culture page.

NYSDEC CAMPCongratulations to our Camp DeBruce scholarship winners!

The Catskill Center awarded 3 scholarships to for students age 11-13 to attend NYSDEC’s Camp DeBruce this summer.  Applications were received from Catskill Region students, who all participated in an essay contest.  Each scholarship will cover the cost of 1 week at Camp DeBruce, including food, lodging, and activities.  To find out more about the Camp DeBruce visit NYSDEC’s Camps Page.  To contribute to the Catskill Center’s Scholarship Fund visit our Donation Page.


Mission Statement

“The Catskill Center stimulates, conducts, and supports integrated actions to protect vital ecosystems and unique landscapes, to enhance economic opportunities for all the region’s residents, to preserve cultural and historic assets and to further a regional vision and spirit.”