FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE01-38
Contact: Geoff Ryan
Watershed Recreational Activities Suspended
All permitted recreational activities have been suspended at all City properties
throughout the watersheds of New York City's upstate reservoirs, effective
as of 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday September 11, 2001, according to an announcement
by Commissioner Joel A. Miele Sr., P.E., of the New York City Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP). These activities include fishing from the
shore and rowboats at the reservoirs, as well as hiking or other permitted
activities at all of the city's watershed properties.
People with DEP fishing and hiking permits are advised that fishing and
hiking privileges are suspended until further notice.
Unusual incidents or activities in the watershed may be reported to 1-888-DEP-NYC1
(1-888-337-6921) or 1-888-H2O-SHED (1-888-420-7433).