Basha Kill Area Association. At 8am, John Haas leads author of "Birding Guide to Sullivan County." Haven Rd. off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Bring binocs. Array of spring migrants including warblers, orioles, and grosbeaks in their brightest plumage, along with the many other species of wildlife at the Basha Kill.
Basha Kill Area Association is holing a Nature Watch, 10am-4pm. Join trained volunteers at boat launch across from 1131 South Road to learn about nesting bald eagles and more wildlife of the beautiful Basha Kill wetland. Weekends until June 28. Powerful spotting scopes, lots of information, family friendly.
34th Annual Basha Kill Clean-up. Register 9-10am, Haven Rd., just off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Wear gloves, insect repellent; garbage bags provided. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association who hosts free picnic lunch afterwards. Bring chair to dine. Door prizes, BKAA merch for sale.
Early Spring Waterfowl Migration, 8am. Meet walk leader John Haas, author of "A Birding Guide to Sullivan County," at Haven Road, off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. An array of early ducks, geese and mergansers; additional species. Bring binocs or scope. Boots suggested. Sponsored by Basha Kill Area Association.
Nature Watch Training, 9am-12pm. Hall of Community Church, 134 Sullivan St. Become Basha Kill Area Association Volunteer. Learn about birds of the Kill, including bald eagles and ospreys, for the Nature Watch Program. After training, sign up for three, 3-hour shifts on Sat.
Take Your Valentine Cross Country Skiing at the Basha Kill’s flat terrain of the D&H Canal towpath, 10am. 3 hours. Weather permitting, meet at Haven Road, off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. Register. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association, group for this unique wetland. thebashakill.org.
Cross Country Skiing. 10am. Flat terrain on D&H Canal towpath in Basha Kill. Beginner to intermediate. 3 hours. Weather permitting, meet at Haven Road, off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. Register. Sponsored by the Basha Area Association, watchdog group for this unique wetland. thebashakill.org.
Celebrate the grand opening of the Mamakating Library, 128 Sullivan St., 2-4:30pm. Snow date Jan 18th. Free. 845/888-8004.
The New York State Police at Wurtsboro announce the arrest of Thomas P. Rebis, age 41, of Spring Glen NY for Assault 2nd, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd and Criminal Mischief 3rd, all felonies. Read more
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1266 Italian Night, a benefit dinner for veterans, at The Legion Hall, 92 Pine St., 5-7pm. Take out available. Cost: $12. RSVP: Kathy La Buda 845/888-4910, Claire Dunn 845/888-4562.