For this part of my job, I travel the river corridor, stopping at accesses to pick up garbage, stock the brochure boxes, and record interesting things seen during the day.
First, I took a couple of canoe rovers up to Callicoon and saw them off. Then I went north around Hancock to the Buckingham access and back down the river valley. I stopped in Long Eddy at the Basket Historical Society Building. There are interesting things to learn there.
Then I came down to the Cochecton Station and checked out what that was. It is only open a couple of days during the summer or by appointment, but I peeked in the window! I found a whole bunch of garbage at the access under the Cochecton bridge and found that the USFS and town workers come there to relieve themselves at the port-a-john there. The USFS ranger was kind enough to help me collect a big black bag of household garbage. While down at the river, I saw people in the river just across the bridge where the Damascus access is, so I had to go check out what was going on!
Resource Management was there doing fish sampling. Turns out they were catching young eels to measure them. I didn't ask if they kept them to send somewhere or if they release them back into the river. I was brave enough to get a couple of pictures, but know even more why I don't like being in rivers and streams or even the ocean! After that, it was time to go to Narrowsburg to pick up the canoe rovers and call it a day!
I'm inserting a picture taken on a later day because it fits into this category. It was taken at the Lock 31 site of the D&H Canal along the Lackawaxen River near Honesdale.