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Neversink opens for recreational use


May 30, 2012

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) officially opened the Neversink Reservoir to canoes, kayaks and sailboats on Friday, May 25. The Neversink Reservoir will be open now for boaters to enjoy from today through Columbus Day Weekend.

At an opening ceremony held at Chandlers Cove, DEP personnel, dignitaries from the county and towns, Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) representatives and residents applauded the new regulations that allow the use of the Neversink Reservoir and the surrounding area for recreational use.

Roberta Byron-Lockwood of the Sullivan County Visitors Association said, “Sullivan County has looked forward to the opening of the Neversink, a valuable asset to add to our many green, eco-friendly attributes that SCVA promotes to the visitors coming to Sullivan County. It will be an economic boost to the tourism industry and businesses around the reservoir.”

Upgraded access points at Chandlers Cove and Kramers Cove located on the western side of the Neversink along Aden Road are shown on a brochure printed by the Catskill Watershed Corporation. The brochure details the permit requirements, regulations, types of boats permitted, launch sites and boat rental and steam cleaning businesses located near the reservoir.

Visit www.nyc.gov/dep or call 800/882-2287.

Eureka Market Provides Permits & Boat Cleaning for the Neversink

Eureka Market & Café in Grahamsville is a designated vendor by the DEP for issuing permits and providing boat cleaning for the recreational boating program on the Neversink Reservoir. We will shortly be renting kayaks too. For more information on this service, and on our market and café, we hope you'll check us out online at www.Eureka-Market.com, visit us at 7991 State Route 55, or call our office on 845.985.5152.