We did have the annual meeting at the Greenwich Free Library with Jim Pinheiro, fisheries biologist of NY DEC.
He gave a presentation that covered all of his activities and also focused on the Batten Kill in particular. He is
based in Warrensburg, and has a huge territory to cover. He is involved with everything from permits related to dams to
restoration of native eastern brook trout populations in Adirondack lakes.
ANNUAL MEETING Thursday 11/12 @ 7pm
Jim Pinheiro of NY Department of Environmental Conservation
will discuss projects & activities,
including fisheries management for the Batten Kill
First photo shows Jim Pinheiro & Jason Smith of NY DEC noticing a couple of brown trout in the Batten Kill while visiting a proposed trout habitat restoration section downstream of Eagleville Bridge in New York this July.
I managed to catch this picture of an osprey chasing an eagle that had apparently stolen his fish.
The osprey was screaming in anger.
Not a great picture but I am lucky I got anything on the camera.
This was just downstream of the Rte 22 bridge over the Batten Kill in Salem, NY.
Cynthia B 8/6/15
We have accomplished so much to restore trout habitat and improve river dynamics in the Batten Kill in both New York and Vermont.
We need your help to continue this work.
Please join us, renew your membership, or make an extra contribution if you can.
Please let me know of anyone who would like to receive our newsletter and might be interested in joining.
Thanks ever so.
You can contribute through the website or by check to BKWA, PO Box 734, Arlington, VT 05250
Call me if you have questions or want to visit some project sites!
The Batten Kill really, really wants to freeze, and ice is forming on the surface, along the bottom, and
at the edges, but the current is moving too fast. Picture is looking upstream from the Hawley Bridge, the
western most bridge on River Road in Arlington. Look for the river smoke rising from the water into the
frigid air -- minus 12 or something at the time I took this picture on 2/16/15.
The Batten Kill Watershed Alliance Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday 12/9/14 at 7pm at the Greenwich Free Library community room. There will be light refreshments.
The library is at 148 Main Street in Greenwich, NY. Call 518.692.7157 or go to their website at www.greenwichfreelibrary.org for directions or call me at 802.375.9019.
We will review our achievements from this year and plan for the future.
The Alliance served as lead partner in four major projects:
The Alliance will be the beneficiary of an exciting film event in Manchester, VT. Tremendous thanks to the Mountain Goat Store -- shown above at Rte 7A location -- for their support of this event.
A specially selected program of films about adventures and science related to rivers, oceans, fisheries will be presented.
The Batten Kill Alliance is batting Four for Four on our stream restoration projects for 2014:
Bank stabilization and habitat improvement in Mill Brook in Rupert, VT.
Trout habitat restoration in Roaring Branch in Sunderland, VT.
River dynamics improvement and trout habitat restoration in Shushan, NY.
Trout habitat restoration in Arlington, VT.
Photos and further project info to follow.
Tree planting projects are ongoing at various sites in both NY and VT -- contact me if you would like to volunteer!
Cynthia B. 802.375.9019