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Watershed Planning Across Municipal Boundaries: A Workshop on Intermunicipal Collaboration

In partnership with the Hudson River Estuary Program and the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach at SUNY New Paltz, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance organized a workshop on intermunicipal watershed coordination and planning for local watershed leaders and elected officials. Held on April 21st at SUNY New Palz, the workshop featured presentations that provided tools for intermunicipal watershed collaboration, as well as examples of some successes and challenges faced by existing intermunicipal councils. Project funding was provided by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Mid-Hudson Geosciences.

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Presentations

How Healthy are our Hudson Valley Streams, and Who is Working at the Local Watershed-scale to Protect and Restore our Waters
Scott Cuppett, Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Watershed-friendly Zoning and Planning
Kelly Dobbins, Orange County Planning Department

Water Issues and Intermunicipal Collaboration in Ulster County: A Preliminary Look
Dr. Gerald Benjamin, Center for Regional Research Outreach & Education, SUNY New Paltz

SEQRA and Watershed Planning: Improving the Process to Improve the Results
George Rodenhausen, Esq., Rapport, Meyers, Whitbeck, Shaw & Rodenhausen LLP,
Co-Chair, Water Quality Committee, New York State Bar Association

An Introduction to Intermunicipal Organization
Katy Dunlap, Hudson River Watershed Alliance

 

Stories of Success: An Inside Look at Intermunicipal Councils
Schoharie Watershed Advisory Committee, Michelle Yost
Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization, Darby Kiley
Wappinger Intermunicipal Council, Carolyn Nurre & Eileen Sassmann
Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council, Janet Burnet, Don Steinmetz & Geoff Welch
Sustainable Watershed Planning: Strategies for Ongoing Funding and Facilitation
Kenneth Smith, Local and Regional Programs, NYS Department of State

Creative Funding Mechanisms for Intermunicipal Watershed Planning
Katy Dunlap, Hudson River Watershed Alliance


This project has been partially funded by the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

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