Cool Outdoor Stuff: What Can We Learn From The Beaverkill?


Echo Hill Outdoor School’s Andrew McCown is back with another edition of Cool Outdoor Stuff with videographer Jack Elliott. This time, Andy reflects on a recent fishing trip to the Beaverkill River in the Catskill mountains. The Beaverkill today represents a remarkable success story for ecosystem conservation — nearly depleted after World War II due to over-fishing and bad water quality, the Beaverkill has been carefully managed to grow again into one of the best fisheries in the East. Following up on the Spy’s recent analysis of the Conowingo Dam issues, Andy asks, “What can we learn from the Beaverkill?”

The video is four minutes long.

Letters to Editor

  1. Johnny Roe Hudson says:

    Here, Here Andrew…..

    What a wonderful piece. Keep up the great work that you do. The only way we are going to get through to Washington, Annapolis, big corporations, and agriculture, is to continue to keep pressing these major issues concerning the Bay. It is going to be through grass root efforts, like yours, that will ultimately have a huge impact on saving our beautiful Chesapeake Bay. If there was only someway to hone in on MORE, at a national level with a focus on on “Grassroots”, I think we could have something! The power of people, is an amazing force to harness! I’m with you all the way! Good luck!

    PS: Can’t wait for your next segment! Thanks!!! JR

  2. What a great addition to the spy “Cool Outdoor Stuff” is turning out to be. Top shelf stuff in content and delivery. Thank you for providing it.

  3. Well done Andy!!!! A reality check for all of us. Thank You.

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