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 

CIC - Request for Proposals - Catskills Database_Page_1Request for Proposals: Catskill Mountain Region Natural & Cultural Resource Study

The Catskill Center and the Friends of the Catskill Interpretive Center are jointly releasing a Request for Proposals.
A study will be conducted to create a database on the natural and cultural resources available on regional public lands for residents and visitors.
The entire Request for Proposals can be found here.  Proposals must be submitted by August 1, 2014.

Annual Meeting 2014Join us for the our 45th Annual Celebration!

We’re honoring the hard work and dedication of our interns from the past 45 years!
Join us for a Sampling of the Catskill’s Best Farm Produced-Farm Prepared Foods.
Saturday, July 26th.
The Erpf Center, 43355 Route 28, Arkville, NY
Admission is $12 for fine foods from a dozen Catskill farms!
Festivities will include music, fun activities, and raffles.
RSVP to jmogelever@catskillcenter.org, (845-586-2611), or purchase tickets at the door.

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.

Catskill Mountain Folklife & History Archives

The Catskill Center recently digitized Folklife & History Archives.  You can check out recordings from Catskill Region residents in the 1980′s discussing life in the good old days!  Links to recordings are available on the bottom of our Arts & Culture page.

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3 Chosen for 2014 Scholarship Program!

We are happy to announce that our Scholarship Committee has selected 3 recipients for our 2014 Catskill Center Scholarship Program!  Applications are accepted every year from graduating seniors from schools within the Catskill Park (blue line) of the Catskill Mountain Region.  The following students were accepted and will each receive $250 toward their college expenses: Julia Armstrong – Onteora High School, Michael Conroy – Margaretville Central School, and Jackie Grego – Saugerties High SChool.  Applicants were considered based on the following criteria: academic achievement (requiring transcripts), extracurricular activities, adult recommendations, future academic plans (proof of college registration), and an essay with select topics.  Thank you to all who applied!!

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.”