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DEP opens parks in Prattsville

Nov 28, 2011 5:33 am
Doron Tyler Antrim in The Daily Mail reports that New York City Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Carter Strickland said Sunday that two city-owned land parcels in Prattsville along the east and west sides of Schoharie Creek will expand recreational use and eliminate access permit requirements. Both spots were designated “Fishing By Permit” areas and both were severely damaged by Hurricane Irene. On the east bank of the Schoharie Creek accessible by County Route 7, and DEP will reopen 10 acres of that property as a Passive Recreation Area for general public use without permit. On the other side of the creek, accessible from Route 23, DEP is making 116 acres a Public Access Area that does not require permits and allow for hunting, hiking, trapping, and fishing. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.