The Pocantico River
in legendary Sleepy Hollow is the object of a new, ground-breaking conservation
program sponsored by the Pocantico Fund. The Pocantico is the stream where American literary great,
Washington Irving, first learned to trout-fish, as a teenager, in the summer of
1798. He was later to make Sleepy Hollow (the valley of the Pocantico River) famous, in his immortal tale "The
Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Each year the Pocantico Fund helps to stock hundreds of trout into this historic river--so damaged in the twentieth century. The Pocantico Fund also works with local volunteers to make stream improvements, to reduce environmental impacts on the Pocantico, and to pass regulations which will insure its future health.
Washington Irving was introduced to the Pocantico River 200 years ago when, for the first time, he visited Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. "In this stream I first essayed my unskillful hand at angling," he wrote. The work of the Pocantico Fund is not just about fishing, it's about preservation, community, education, and stewardship. It's also about saving a living piece of our national heritage.
Your contribution will enable this valuable program to continue. Can we
count on your help?
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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