Introducing our New Wildlife Writer, Margaret (Peg) DiBenedetto – September 2022

We are pleased to welcome Peg DiBenedetto to the Gazette. She will become a regular contributor, writing on local wildlife and other subjects that interest her.

A little about Peg DiBenedetto

She was raised on her father’s dairy farm in Halcott Center.

For more than 20 years, Peg worked in land management for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and hiked much of the Delaware and Greene County Catskills while performing boundary maintenance as well as monitoring Conservation Easements. For several years she monitored bald eagle nests at the Schoharie Reservoir for the DEP, and continues to do so as a volunteer for the New York State Department of Conservation.

Peg and her husband Michael have been active with the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, working to capture and track wintering resident golden eagles of the Catskills.

Peg is chair of the board of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (CCCD), and a past Board Chair of The MARK Project. Peg has a place on Dingle Hill in Andes. ~