Monday, November 16, 2015

Paul Misko At Trout Unlimited Meeting

I got this message in a Trout Unlimited newsletter the other day. I thought I would pass it on for any of you who are interested. 

This is a reminder that the November 18th meeting of the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter this is coming Wednesday at the Boiceville Inn on NY 28 in Boiceville. It’s one week earlier than normal, due to Thanksgiving which is the following week.

The business meeting starts at 7 PM followed by our program at 7:45 PM. Once again this month we have another top notch event. Paul Misko, the Woodland Valley Park Association historian, is our guest speaker. Paul’s program will touch upon the history and tanning industry of Woodland Valley, formerly known as Snyder Hollow. The Winter 2013 Kaatskill Life issue ran an article penned by Paul on this very topic, titled: “The Woodland Valley Forest: An Environmental Disaster with a Happy Ending.”

Paul has visited Woodland Valley since childhood where he caught his first trout at the age of 5. Since then he’s accumulated a serious pile of history about Woodland Valley and the surrounding area, and over the last several years has written articles and given talks on Catskill and American history. In 2009 he founded the Catskill 4000 Club, which often does history related hikes. Most recently he has been doing radio shows, including trivia quizzes on Catskill topics.

Hope to see you there; below is a photo of the Woodland Valley as seen from Giant Ledge. Don’t miss what promises to be an interesting program about Catskill history, its forestry, and old Snyder Hollow.

- Ed Ostapczuk