Tkaczyk tours Kaaterskill Falls with an eye on safety

Kyle Adams
The Daily Mail


HAINES FALLS — New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk met with local leaders Sunday afternoon for a tour of Kaaterskill Falls, where one of several recent accidents resulted in the death of a Dutchess County woman. 

The waterfall is a popular tourist destination, but the dangerous terrain and tendency of tourists to hike unprepared has led to numerous accidents and deaths over the years.

“I wanted to experience it firsthand and see and understand the challenges,” Tkaczyk said Sunday. “It’s a great asset in the area and we need to make sure that people can enjoy it safely.”

Tkaczyk, D-Duanesburg, was joined by Tannersville Assistant Fire Chief Stephen Tuomey; Jeff Senterman, senior program coordinator at the NY-NJ Trail Conference; Michelle Yost, coordinator of the Watershed Assistance Program for the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District; Hunter Town Councilman David Kukle; and representatives of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. . .