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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Photography & Journal Exhibit
    of 2007 National Geographic Photographer Bob Caputo trained the trekkers to capture pictures that tell a story The students then chronicled their 3 week journey through photographs and journal entries This is an exhibit of those photographs and journal entries They tell the story of the New York City water supply They also tell the story of 12 students who had a life changing experience In their words and through their eyes these 12 students will help you discover how healthy water gets from its source in the Catskill Mountains to the taps in NYC Whether you are a bottled water consumer or drink directly from the tap you do not want to miss this event YOU WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT THESE TREKKERS DISCOVERED The Photography and Journal Exhibit is on display at Stroud Water Research Center and also appeared at these locations Brooklyn Public Library New York Harbor School Queens Museum of Art Catskill Center for Conservation and Development Sidney High School If you are interested in hosting the Photography and Journal Exhibit please call Christina Medved at 610 268 2153 x 258 This exhibit is made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with

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  • Education » Mountaintop To Tap Media Coverage
    July 27 29 Walking the path of drinking water New York Metro p 4 Bennett A Olney C 2007 August 2 On the trail The Phoenicia Times 7 15 p 23 Boshnack M 2007 June 26 On the bright side Sidney students to walk to NYC for watershed The Daily Star Cho R 2007 July 11 The Great River Row Westchester Parent Magazine Collins T 2007 July Mountaintops to tap Catskill Mountain Region Guide p 87 88 D Andrea T 2007 Spring City and rural kids to follow drinking water from source to tap Riverkeeper p 30 Epstein M 2007 July 28 150 mile trek traces water supply for NYC The Journal News p 10A Epstein M 2007 July 28 Teen trek through Westchester on 150 mile environmental hike The Journal News formerly at http www topix net city sidney ny 2007 07 teens trek through westchester on 150 mile environmental hike Matthiessen A 2007 July 16 Providing safe drinking water requires vigilance The Journal News p 6B Mayer F 2007 July 26 August 1 Students follow water s path from mountains to city The River Reporter online 33 30 Retrieved from web site http www riverreporter com issues 07 07 26 news mountain html Newman J 2007 July Riverkeeper spotlights students 200 mile summer trek across New York City water supply from Mountaintop to Tap trek Riverkeeper Media Advisory via Green Media Toolshed Television McFarland A 2007 August 9 Summer Vacation with a Lesson WABC News in NYC http abclocal go com wabc story section our schools id 5554709 Web American Rivers Following New York City s Water The River Blog Catskill Watershed Corporation April 30 2007 27 Watershed Education grants awarded http www cwconline org news press html Epstein M 2007 July 28 Teens to complete drinking water

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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Guestbook
    it will serve you well as an engineer Marissa You suprised me so much how you endured difficult situations especially the close quarters on the Green Lantern Congratulations for maintaining a positive attitude Becca You were a powerful rower and quiet leader You should seriously look into rowing in college lots of good schools have teams Jeriel Your positive attitude is one of the most important parts of this trip Keep smiling keep encouraging your fellow trekkers keep asking questions and keep the group in perspective Asha You are the most adventurous fearless person on this trip Watching you drive the Green Lantern into Garrison in the torrential downpour was one of my proudest moments at Harbor School Natalie You are the one on the trip who makes sure things get done Who would have thought one of the youngest trekkers would be the one who took the most initiative and volunteered to do everything You made sure the group functioned well with your helpful attitude Leydi You never cease to amaze me with you ability to comfort others who are having a bad time You make everything seem like it will all be okay and take care of everyone Keep up the good work Gabriel If something needed to get done and everyone else was too tired to do it Gabriel would be the one who would find the extra energy to get it done You made me so proud whether volunteering to do something or looking out for your fellow trekkers you are an amazing representative of Brooklyn and the Harbor School Sean You suprised me the most on this trip You acted much more like a man than a boy you learned to deal with your feelings and you took on any new experience or challenge with immense energy and no fear Nothing is more important than courage and you showed tons of it I am so proud of each one of you Your sense of humor and adventure keeps you going in difficult times I cannot wait to be with you on Wednesday to hear you share your stories with others and I ll be there on Saturday to welcome you with open arms to Central Park Madeline 7 23 2007 9 34 54 AM Hi Sean I am so proud of you and I can t wait to see you on Saturday I check the website everyday for new updates and the pictures We all miss you Love Mom Julio alverio 7 23 2007 8 17 51 AM Hi guys it s great that you can have so much fun and still have an educational experience this trek will help you to really appreciate the natural world that those of us that live in big cities take for granted Hi Sean I m very proud of you everybody at ace asks for you everyday be good Dad Paco Ollervides 7 23 2007 7 56 39 AM Hey you guys We are very proud of what you are doing and hope that this experience is helping you become better informed of the crucial needs we have for protecting our water I look forward to hearing more about your adventures and in the future of working with some of you to ensure we have clean water to swim fish and drink Waterkeeper Alliance Senior Field Coordinator Joe Kitty Behnke Sidney NY 7 22 2007 8 21 37 PM Sarah Place Your mom gave us this website today WOW What an awesome opportunity The pictures and journaling has told us your story We are impressed We are so glad to be able to share this with you Love Prayers for your strength and health and that you will always be upwind on the days between showers T Gomez 7 22 2007 7 58 02 PM Greetings Trekkers It was definitely a sad sight for me as we rowed away from the beach Saturday You all worked really hard to come down the river by boat and I want to commend the group as a whole You all learned that when you pull together you can go places By the end of the first day I saw some clean rowing and some pretty mean coxing skills both skills that usually take longer to master Despite the bad weather that one day it was truly a pleasure for me to have rowed with you all I hope you all can look back on this part of the trip and really let it sink in what you guys did for 4 days on the river I loved watching you all get comfortable in your own seperate positions on board as well as watch you guys switch out when one of you tired It is teamwork like that that has gotten you this far and it is teamwork that will carry you all safely home Be good to each other Right now we those people around you is all you have The last leg of the trip has just begun and pretty soon all this will come to an end Cherish every bend in the trail ahead lend each other hands for support and help pull the load together As the grat coxswain in the sky once said set ready to row and ROW TOGETHER I will see you all very soon Mad props to Bryan who rowed the entire trip down as 1st Engine Bryan you can be 1st Engine on any one of my commands anytime Barbara Joseph Birmingham AL 7 22 2007 12 13 38 AM Sarah P Your mom shared this website with me so I could follow your adventures What all 12 of you are doing is fantastic as you educate yourself and the NY public on their water source I would enjoy the challenge of a trek like this and would have loved the music of Molly and Jay Hang in their as you deal with roughing it each day I m sure this will be the first of many awesome experiences for you Have a safe rest of the trip Love and prayers Aunt Barbara Jeff Pate 7 21 2007 6 26 58 PM Hi Sarah It was nice to talk to you on the phone tonight I am sorry to hear that you have gross blisters on your hands from rowing I forgot to tell you that I picked up the latest Harry Potter book for you today You probably want to know if Harry lives or dies Well Harry just kidding We look forward to seeing you in NYC on the 28th Enjoy the rest of your trek and try some gloves next time you row Love Dad Mom Corey Adrienne Paternoster 7 21 2007 11 34 22 AM HI Dad I hope you have a good trip walking to New York City I love you and I will see you in Central Park I hope you have a good time with us at the party I love you Dad and I miss you Love Adrienne Mrs Papastrat Pappy 7 21 2007 10 01 16 AM Dear Sidney students and Mr Paternoster What an amazing adventure I love reading your journals and seeing the photos We can t wait to hear more stories when you return You are so lucky to have a teacher like Mr P to make this trip possible You will all be so much smarter than you already are The breakfasts sound pretty good Enjoy the rest of the trip and bring us back some stories I ve already stopped using water bottles Love you all Mrs P steven place 7 21 2007 7 49 41 AM I just looked at the pictures of the rowboats on the river Now I know what they look like Really nice You seem to be getting a little wet Could it possibly be raining in New York State Just think of this as an object lesson From the clouds to the mountaintop See you Bill Morton 7 20 2007 11 52 44 PM Marissa I m super impressed at how strenuous this trek has been Any trips I have taken with scouts or my dad pale in comparison Keep up the great work You and all your fellow explorers keep safe The sailing on the Hudson looks to be a dream come true I m sure the backpacking is very tough but very rewarding Only what you can carry and always pack it back out Dad Rochelle Gandour Trout in the Classroom 7 20 2007 4 02 31 PM Dear Trekkers Today while you were traveling further down the Hudson River a couple of us checked out the trail that you ll be taking when you cross into NYC into the Bronx After doing this hike and imagining what you d think of all that you ll see that day it has been a real treat to finally come to this website and read all your journal entries and see your fabulous photographs I am so amazed with the words and images that you ve posted Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us Bern Sweeney 7 20 2007 1 35 59 PM On behalf of everyone here at the Stroud Center and every person on this planet concerned about providing clean water for the life in our watersheds including us I thank each and every one of you for the following 1 your genuine interest in our environment 2 your willingness to sacrifice your summer vacation in the spirit of understanding and ultimately improving the stewardship of the watersheds providing the residents of NY City with their drinking water 3 your fortitude in light of the many challenges alng the trek rough terrain inclement weather callouses grumbling stomachs etc 4 your patience when you have been directed one way but think you should be going another way 5 your courage to seek and explore the unknown and to test yourselves in ways that you never might have imagined 6 your kindness by helping us bring more attention to the water issues of NY City and increasing the probability that the watershed agreement will be successful 7 your perseverance in completing a volunteer assignment despite the hardships that have cropped up along the way and finally 8 your enthusiasm for working as a team and and approaching the task with such team spirit that is infectious and has everyone who is following your trek cheering for you with every step and paddle you take toward the City Thankssssssssssssssssssssss soooooooooooo much Bern ROSE MARABETTI 7 20 2007 11 09 50 AM Kudos to you wonderful Kids What a creative and concerned way to spend three weeks of your summer trekking from the upstate New York Watershed to the downstate City consumers I know young and old New Yorkers are looking forward to learning about our great tasting water supply system from you and to hear and see on film and in photos the many fun filled experiences you had along your 100 mile journey Enjoy the rest of your trek from the mountaintop and know that we at DEP and your fellow New Yorkers will be in Central Park to greet you and toast the New York water supply system Betsy Morton 7 20 2007 9 07 28 AM It was great to meet all of the trekkers while in Kingston Grocery shopping was fun with Leydi Asha and of course my Marissa Did you all enjoy your energy bars You are on the water now which means I will see you soon in NYC Love and Miss you mom Doreen 7 20 2007 8 14 25 AM Hello trekkers I miss Sarah terribly Well I hope you are all having fun outdoors Pat Howard Sidney 7 20 2007 5 43 41 AM Trekkers I have really been enjoying seeing our photos they are beautiful but I have enjoyed your journal entries most of all Reading them I can imagine being there and it sounds like such an amazing experience Thank you for being so willing to share your thoughts and feeling I hope you all enjoy the last week of you amazing journey Mr DeWayne Scott 7 19 2007 7 50 30 PM To ALL THE TREKKERS It sounds like the kids are having a wonderful time and learning about leadership and teamwork and a lot about the water shed which feeds New York City I have been reading some of the messages about the Watershed to Tap Trek and I have found it vary interesting reading Please pass this message on to Sara Scott that I hope she will be able to finish the Watershed Trek and enjoy the experience for herself Great Job Sara Christina Medved 7 19 2007 4 02 17 PM Trekkers I miss you all terribly but I know you are all having a great time I wanted to share some great news with you all of you just received an amazing invitation Read what I have posted below think about it and hopefully you re parents will see it posted here too and we will be able to figure out who is available to attend Teaching the Hudson Valley would like to invite the students and program leaders who participated in planned the Watershed to Tap Trek to attend the final day of our annual summer institute on August 2 free of charge of course On August 2 Christopher Swain who swam the length of the Hudson River to draw attention to stewardship concerns will be our keynote speaker It seems that his talk would be of particular interest to the trekkers The institute is in the Wallace Center at the Roosevelt Home in Hyde Park There is more information regarding the institute on our website at www teachingthehudsonvalley org Kay Dixon 7 19 2007 3 49 26 PM Hello Trekkers Wow what a journey I am the fortunate one who gets the first look at all your photographs and then I send them on to Bob Caputo There are some really awesome photos keep it up experiment take lots get close to your subject and make sure you don t wiggle the camera You are ALL doing a great job of documenting this monumental trip By the time you get this you will almost be to NYC well done and best wishes just enjoy every minute even if it is wet really wet See you in NYC Grandma Jimmie Hankey 7 19 2007 12 14 53 PM Bryan Do you team mates have a sense of humor If so here is my suggestion What I have read has much appeal Could I help This is within my abilities I am able to sit under the stars eat smores and converse however I would need to be carried by from one location to the next How about it Seriously what you are doing learning and experencing together is valueable than any of you may realize antonio j chevalier 7 19 2007 12 06 46 PM hi i think it s great what you people are doing keep the great work Aaron Bennett 7 19 2007 10 34 46 AM Hey Trekkers I miss you all already I truly cherished the time I spent with you all in the Catskill Mountains and wish I could be with you now My work schedule is just too crazy for this Mountain Ninja to make appearances in the lowlands but I will check in with Wes occasionally to make sure things are okay I am planning on meeting you down the Park on the 27th and hopefully I can bring Hudson Remember that when you get to West Point that about 1 200 below you is all that clean Catskill Mountain water you studied and swam tubed in is traveling down to the big city Aaron Janet Loibl 7 19 2007 10 07 12 AM Hey Rob Sounds like your having a great time and some wonderful experiences I check the website everyday for new updates Keep up the good work Love and miss you mom Jamie Blaine 7 19 2007 7 18 20 AM Who says grown men don t cry For there was something in my eye early yesterday morning as I watched you set off in two row boats from the Kingston dock heading for the mighty Hudson River on a new leg of your extraordinary journey to New York City Some of you had never rowed and had expressed some fears the night before about how it would go about being on deep water about being crowded together in a boat and yet there you were oars at the ready waiting for the word from your two coxswains Leydi and Becca Suddenly one of the boats was heading for a dock but after a brilliant maneuver by Sean the bowman you were all headed in tandem downstream It was magical to watch and you all are inspiring to follow What a trek What a journey Floyd Howard 7 18 2007 11 52 PM 7 18 2007 11 54 10 PM Hi kids Just a hello from Mr Paternosters dad I will see you all at Garrison tomorrow I will be bringing Todd s kids with me See you soon Floyd Linda Aponte 7 18 2007 10 52 10 PM All projects have unintended consequences In the case of your trek it could be inspiration You remind me that it is important to push the limits of what we can and should do Without having met you I am proud of you Keep strong upbeat cheerful dry You are more than half way there Cheers Linda Charlotte Fahn 7 18 2007 10 21 10 PM Hi I m a volunteer with Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and hope to greet you at Draper Park in Hastings on July 26 Your journal entries are great and your whole adventure is inspiring Happy paddling Charlotte Nathan Robyn Howard 7 18 2007 9 50 03 PM We met my brother Todd tonight in Poughkeepsie where my wife and I live He was very excited about the remaining days ahead for he and the crew Todd spoke wide eyed about traveling down the Hudson River by boat I must say that I m a tad jealous Todd did look a bit scruffy but that isn t much different than the norm Anyway it was great to see him and great to see he was having such a great time See you soon Pod Susan Miner 7 18 2007 7 58 10 PM Hi Becca It was fun visiting you and your fellow trekkers in Kingston What at a team effort on the grocery shopping bravo Hope you all have an awesome time on the Hudson stay safe keep writing and enjoy every moment Love you and see you soon Sis Marge Johnson 7 18 2007 2 02 45 PM Hello to all of you I just checked out all of your journals and pics to date AWESOME Keep going and hang in there I am both envious and proud of you So to my Sidney Trekkers love you and take care of yourselves To all of you trekkers you are great Susan O Handley Wildlife Learning Company 7 18 2007 1 54 29 PM As an environmental education professional throughout my career I must say that this is an amazing project I have no doubt that every one of you who is participating will be changed by this journey I applaud all of your hard work in making it through from start to finish and love reading your journal entries they show strength as well as a sense of appreciation and understanding I wish you all sunny skies as you progress through your Trek and will look forward to your entries along the rest of your path Good luck Susan Somer Morton 7 18 2007 11 29 24 AM So you guys are pretty much amazing I m very proud of all this hard work your doing marissa Your going to be a real mountain girl when you return Your def the braver sister I would have cried after the first thunderstorm in a tent Don t worry I havent been wearing any of your clothes mom and dad are making sure Love and miss you have fun Your wonderful sissy 3 Rebecca Metcalf 7 18 2007 8 36 44 AM Greetings Sarah and Trekkers I love reading about your adventures what a wonderful time you are having Cudos to you guys this will have a positive effect on your futures and teach us all about our water supply in the meantime Sarah cant wait to see you and get the full account until then Aunt Becky Kim Estes Fradis NYC DEP 7 18 2007 8 27 47 AM I just read all of your journal entries again They are filled with great stories and your spirit of adventure and search for knowledge I am so impressed with you and in awe of your determination You are simply amazing Bryan Price 7 18 2007 1 39 12 AM Bea it was great to see you earlier today I was thrilled to meet your fellow trekkers and the enthusiasm that you all posessed Good luck to all of you Dad Tom Tarnowsky 7 17 2007 9 28 19 PM I am enjoying your trek as much as you are from reading the descriptions in your journals Stars mountains and salamanders No one has complained about blisters yet either It is a great experience for you to stretch out and go beyond things you have done Challenging projects in your future will not look as difficult after this watershed trek I look forward to seeing you all as a volunteer guide on July 28 for the last day of hiking from Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx to the Highbridge Aqueduct where we cross to Manhattan At that point we will be back on pavement following the NYC route of the Croton Aqueduct Lots of history and some good architecture too The air will not be quite as fresh as you have been breathing but the water is still good David Carolyn Soroka 7 17 2007 6 18 48 PM Hang in there Bryan you are all doing a fantastic job This experience you ll remember always Have fun and be safe Adam Soroka 7 17 2007 6 11 26 PM Wow i m pretty upset Bryan I would have loved to come see you but my answering machine apparently likes to give me messages days after they are received Oh well I m sure I will get another chance soon Hope your all well Becky Place 7 17 2007 5 03 40 PM Hi Sarah Place Your Dad I really enjoyed meeting up with you in Kingston today You looked happy and still ready for more adventures It was great getting to meet your fellow trekkers also I had a lot of fun following you guys around in the grocery store snapping pictures as you shopped You all looked like you were working together to get the job done Diane Galusha 7 17 2007 10 57 43 AM What an impressive intelligent group You definitely kept me on my toes last night Here are some answers to the questions you stumped me on Cost of dams and dikes of the Catskill and Delaware Systems 9 reservoirs total including Kensico and Hillview east of the Hudson and Silver Lake on Staten Island all built between 1907 and 1965 118 million a bit misleading since the value of 1 in 1907 was not the same as 1 in 1965 This does not include replacement roads and bridges Cost of 2 major aqueducts and 7 delivery tunnels including City Tunnels 1 and 2 and first and second Narrows crossings to Silver Lake about 368 million Another 15 million was spent in 1967 to replace the surface Silver Lake reservoir with underground storage tanks Keep in mind these were contractors bids and do not reflect NYC Board of Water Supply costs for engineering surveying administration etc Cost of land for Cat Del reservoirs and the Catskill Aqueduct most take by condemnation 38 million This does not include Silver Lake takings Labor Unions Workers belonged to several unions and there were a number of strikes and job actions during construction of Catskill and Delaware projects The Delaware Aqueduct crosses beneath the Hudson River at Chelsea location of the emergency water pumping plant about 10 miles south of Poughkeepsie between Newburgh and Wapppingers about 65 miles north of NYC So you will row right over it and the Catskill Aqueduct too between Storm King and Breakneck Mountains It was wonderful to meet you all Happy Trails Shane Riordan 7 17 2007 9 54 39 AM Hey Harbor School Looks like you are having a great time I hope that this trip is rewarding and fun for all of you Wishing you a safe journey back to NYC Hopefully I can meet you guys at the Park Murray Fisher 7 17 2007 12 24 50 AM We leave tomorrow at 5 AM from South Street Seaport Museum in New York City to join you guys We re bringing two Whitehall rowing gigs one 30 sailing sloop all hauled by the Museum s trusty W O Decker tugboat Jenn Tizoc Capt Aaron and I should arrive tomorrow Tuesday night late but we ll be coming in hot and ready for a great trip down the river I really can t wait to see how everyone is doing But I m really eager to hear from our Harbor School folks Leydi Gabe Asha Jeriel Sean and Natalie AND SARA See you soon before you read this probably Murray Alex Matthiessen Hudson Riverkeeper 7 16 2007 11 29 13 PM You kids rock I am so impressed with what your doing and your dedication to protecting our shared and magnificent watershed resource You are no doubt having an amazing time an adventure you will never forget and that will help shape and form you for a lifetime I look forward to joining you en route Alex Christine A Smith 7 16 2007 9 40 48 PM Hey Sidney Mountaineers I truly enjoy reading your journals and the pictures are amazing It looks like you are have an awesome time I can t wait to hear your stories Sara we miss you at FH Have fun and keep learning Miss Smith Kathy Croasdale Boulder Colorado 7 16 2007 9 40 05 PM Hi Trekkers This trek is so amazing I wish I could be there with you I am currently getting my Master s in Environmental Studies I will tell my class about you What a great quest for a great cause Stephanie Strong 7 16 2007 7 42 56 PM Hi Becca WOW What a amazing adventure you are on You all look like your having a good time but with alot of hard work We all miss you Love all the pictures Stay safe and have fun Good job to all trekkers Eliza 7 16 2007 7 10 33 PM I kayaked from Albany to Manhattan one summer but what you all are doing is so much cooler starting from the Catskills and mixing boats and hiking I hope the bugs haven t been too bad and that you are having good times around the campfire at night You are creating incredible memories for yourselves and inspiring everyone around you Jody again 7 16 2007 4 18 20 PM Murray this is such an amazing trek that even I wish I was there The outdoors looks sooo beautiful but did they carry Stearns and Foster mattresses with them Jody Geist 7 16 2007 4 05 51 PM WOW What an impressive adventure especially for NY City students You will really learn a lot about what pristine nature is like I ll bet you never leave the water running again I m trying to get my husband to stop that Jody Geist Friend of the Harbor School Anne Stroud Hannum 7 16 2007 3 59 25 PM I so look forward to reading your journals each day and to seeing your photos Keep writing it s inspiring Sierra Houck 7 16 2007 1 23 57 PM Marissa Cheree I finally got this website from your mom She called me today I just got done reading your journal entries I really hope that it s going good and i can t wait for you to be home I just wanted to let you know that i m soo proud of you for doing this See you in about a week 3 Sierra Olivia Ostrow Toronto ON Canada 7 16 2007 12 11 05 PM You guys are inspiring to others to be undertaking this physical and mental challenge while raising awareness about an important issue of our environment our water supply This will be an experience you ll likely never forget Thank you and keep up the great work John Schwartz NYC DEP 7 16 2007 8 40 14 AM Greetings Trekkers It was great meeting all of you this past weekend as we explored and learned about the Esopus Creek Shandaken Tunnel and Ashokan Reservoir I hope everyone dried out and relaxed a little after the soaking rainstorm we experienced hiking in the woods I am looking forward to joining you a few more times as the trek progresses keep up the good work Dave Montgomery A K A Big D 7 15 2007 11 30 36 PM Hope you all had a great weekend I loved backpacking with you all You should all be proud of that accomplishment that was some of the toughest trails I ve backpacked The teamwork used to keep everyone safe was awesome Looking forward to reading about the rest of your adventure and checking out your pictures Even if you all don t develop a love for nature and the environment I trust you will gain knowledge and respect for it Knowledge is Power You have the power to influence and educate others on the importance of solving problems from a watershed perspective Stay cool stay safe and cherish this opportunity Big D Hailey Emily Phil Deb 7 15 2007 9 01 21 PM Marissa Hope you are having a great time You ll be in amazing condition by the time you finish Hailey is seriously impressed with your long trip because she will be at camp for two nights only We will be following your trip thinking of you and hoping for clear skies We love you Fran and Rich Martin 7 15 2007 6 57 34 PM Beeca Enjoy your trek We love following your trip and right now you are pretty much in our back yard Soak up the beautiful countryside See you in Kingston Jennifer Ostrow 7 15 2007 11 47 16 AM Hi Natalie Happy Birthday Leydi Asha Sean Gabe Jerriel Sara Sara Sara Becca Marissa Wes BP Rob T and Ed I had the most wonderful time with all of you and it was a true privelege to hike with you through the backcountry I hope tubing yesterday was a blast If you can believe it while I was going to sleep in my bed I was wishing I was under the stars on the ground instead Again I have never been prouder and have never seen anyone repping the waves like you are Abrazos Jen Natasha Rybak 7 15 2007 10 36 51 AM Hi Sarah and the Trekkers It was wonderful to just read your journal entry I almost felt like I was there This is certainly an experience you will never forget We missed you at the wedding but your trip is definitely worth it Enjoy every day the time will fly by Love Tasha Rich Townsend 7 15 2007 8 48 00 AM Hello Sidney Trekkers Your journal entries are great I m proud of you for sticking it out through the tough spots There were a few Sidney students back home who shall remain nameless who thought that you wouldn t make it to the top of Slide but you proved them wrong Getting any good samples for the USWP Rob Keep up the good work Take good care of Mr Paternoster when he joins you He might get distracted and wander off Naomi Morton 7 14 2007 9 47 21 PM Marissa You look like you are sitting on top of the world What a view You are truly blessed to have this experience even tho I would never have been brave enough when I was young Looking forward to see you when you return to Sidney Your Gram from Jacksonville Fl who will be visiting in Sidney Patricia Hulse 7 14 2007 3 21 13 PM We have watched the pictures and journal entries It is so exciting and such a great experience for all of you Can t wait to hear from you when you get back Have a great trip Betsy Morton 7 14 2007 2 56 58 PM Marissa It looks like you are having the time of your life I loved your journal entry and read it over and over again We miss you but are so happy you are having this wonderful experience Love Mom Dan Davis 7 14 2007 2 12 58 PM Yo MT2T Trekkers I really enjoyed my time with you on Esopus Creek and would have loved to join you for the tubing Hopefully all went well and you had a blast riding the recreational release from the Shandaken Tunnel Did you see any wildlife along the riparian buffer I often see minks along the shore I ll keep checking in to see how its going And if you have any questions about the geology we covered today give me a shout at ddavis dep nyc gov and of course one more time Happy Birthday Natalie Cheers from that crazy geologist Robert Loibl Sr 7 14 2007 1 53 00 PM Rob Looks like your having quite the experience I really enjoy looking at the pictures I check everyday to follow you along on the trek Good Luck Murray Fisher 7 14 2007 9 26 34 AM Natalie Your mother called me to make you were wished a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Today is your 15th birthday Congratulations She is proud of you and misses you Becky Place 7 13 2007 3 38 20 PM Wow What a great experience you all seem to be having I have so enjoyed reading your journal entries and looking at the photos and I check the Stroud website at every opportunity hoping for updates You know Sarah that I would love to be trekking right along with you but I realize that this is YOUR time just as I have had some of my own Soak it all in Take lots of great pictures Above all be safe and have a great time Love Mom marilyn 7 13 2007 12 41 41 PM Hi Sarah We all missed you at the wedding Looks like your having a great time the pictures are neat What kind of wildlife have you seen Love Nana Mary Pate 7 13 2007 12 21 48 PM Hi Sarah and all Trekers Sounds like you are all having a great time Sarah Hello from ALL the family They are looking forward to tracking your trek Miss you be carefull and have fun Love Mom Dad Corey Willy and Bugsy Philip 7 13 2007 11 38 28 AM That sounds like a wonderful trip to a part of the country I have never seen but have heard was pretty amazing Have a fun journey and watch out for the bears Anna 7 13 2007 11 21 41 AM This is so entertaining what

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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Trek Map
    News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Mountaintop to Tap Trek Map Click on date to view journal entries Minor editing of online journal entries has occurred for clarification purposes C Medved Learn More Trek Home Trek Details Trek Video Meet the Students Leaders Committee Photography Exhibit Media Coverage Read the Guestbook Follow the Trek Journal Entries Trek Sponsors Trek Partners Organizers

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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Trek
    Calendar Volunteer The Water s Edge Lecture Series Contact Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Mountaintop to Tap Trek Sponsors Learn More Trek Home Trek Details Trek Video Meet the Students Leaders Committee Photography Exhibit Media Coverage Read the Guestbook Follow the Trek Journal Entries Trek Sponsors Trek Partners Organizers Questions About the Trek Education Home Search our site Research

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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Guestbook
    s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Mountaintop to Tap Questions about the Trek Please contact trek coordinator Christina Medved at Stroud Water Research Center By email By phone at 610 268 2153 ext 258 Learn More Trek Home Trek Details Trek Video Meet the Students Leaders Committee Photography Exhibit Media Coverage Read the Guestbook Follow the Trek Journal Entries Trek Sponsors Trek Partners

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  • Education » Streamside Forests
    provide habitat for plants and animals and the drinking water for many of us TREES MAKE HEALTHIER STREAMS Pennsylvania or Penn s Woods as it was called was almost completely forested for thousands of years Today many streams no longer have trees growing along their banks The absence of these streamside forests combined with population growth has resulted in declining stream health PLANT TREES FOR CLEANER WATER NATURALLY Unhealthy streams mean poor water quality which increases the amount of money we must spend to treat our water supplies A simple and cost effective way to protect and improve the quality of our streams and our drinking water is to restore trees along the banks Streamside Forests Healthier Wildlife Habitat Shade from streamside forests keeps water temperatures cool a necessity for brook trout PA s state fish Tree leaves provide food and habitat for many aquatic animals which in turn provide food for fish Streamside forests are important habitat areas for birds like this colorful wood duck Tree roots stabilize stream banks and reduce erosion They also create habitat for animals In Support of Streamside Forests Streamside Forests Water Quality Spread the word about the benefits of streamside forests Get a

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    Newsletters Annual Reports Search Streamside Forests Water Quality TREES REDUCE POLLUTION Streamside forests prevent sediments and other pollutants from reaching the stream In addition because forested streams are healthier they are more able than deforested streams to process the pollution that does enter them Healthy forested streams are full of life including microscopic organisms that are efficient at breaking down pollutants Planting trees along streams supports a rich variety of life that can continue to clean our water for us naturally TREES REDUCE FLOODING Forests function like sponges Roots from trees and shrubs break up the soil so that rainwater soaks into the ground rather than running off the surface This helps reduce flooding and replenish groundwater another important source of drinking water TREES DECREASE DRINKING WATER COSTS Poor water quality costs taxpayers money Streamside forests reduce the cost of clean drinking water by reducing the need for chemicals to treat the water Streamside Forests Cleaner Cheaper Water The Benefits of Streamside Forests Become a Part of the Solution Spread the word about the benefits of streamside forests Get a printable version of this page Learn More In Support of Streamside Forests Benefits of Streamside Forests Forests Water Quality Become

    Original URL path: http://www.swrc.org/education/communities/buffers/trees_and_water.shtm (2016-04-27)
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