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Monday, February 18, 2019


Upper Delaware Scenic Byway to Talk Tourism, Butterflies and Welcome New Member August 27

NARROWSBURG - The public is invited to join the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) Committee on August 27 for a presentation on butterflies, an appearance by a new county tourism director, and the first official meeting for a new municipal member of the non-profit organization.
The 4th Monday monthly meetings take place at 7 p.m. in Narrowsburg at the 211 Bridge St. office of the Upper Delaware Council. All are welcome.

The August 27 meeting will begin with a presentation by regionally renowned butterfly expert Ed Wesely, who will bring examples of this charismatic species in all its life stages from eggs, to caterpillars (larvae), to chrysalis (pupae) and adult.
The UDSB publishes a Monarch Butterfly brochure, “Fostering the Flyway by the Byway” which offers tips and resources to help conserve pollinator habitat.
Newly-appointed Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana, formerly the director of business retention and expansion for the Orange County Partnership, will be a special guest.
In her new capacity, Dana manages a $1 million budget to support tourism and marketing initiatives throughout Orange County, NY.
The Town of Hancock voted on August 7 to become the 10th municipal member of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. and will be represented on the board by Councilman Timothy Newman.
The town joins the Village of Hancock, Towns of Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, Lumberland, and Deerpark, the City of Port Jervis, and Sullivan County, to comprise the voting membership of the 501(c)(3) volunteer entity which oversees the implementation of the Enhancement Concept Plan for New York State Route 97, excluding the Town of Fremont.
There will also be discussion about the status of a $250,000 New York State grant for development of an Upper Delaware Scenic Byway visitor center and evaluating applications for the Promoting Butterfly Habitat Grants Program among other business.
For more information on UDSB which was designated to the New York State Scenic Byways System in 2002, please visit or write to UDSB, Inc., P.O. Box 127, Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

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