Peekamoose Blue Hole Hot Spot Revisit


In 2017, the Peekamoose Blue Hole was nominated for a Leave No Trace Hot Spot due to its internet fame, rise in visitors and accompanying cumulative impacts. Following the 2017 Hot Spot, recommendations from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and commitment from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Catskill Center have led to the implementation of new resource management strategies, such as the implementation of the Peekamoose Blue Hole Stewardship Program, along with special regulations within the Peekamoose Valley Riparian Corridor, including a free permit on weekends and holidays during the summer season.

Watch as Stephanie and Andy Mossey, former Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, and Howard Kreft recount their experiences during the 2017 Hot Spot, and the changes that have occurred since.

Rondout Neversink Streamside Program:
2017 Peekamoose Blue Hole Hot Spot:
How to get a permit at Peekamoose Blue Hole:
Catskill Center Steward Program:

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