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Through a grant provided by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and administered by the Hudson Valley Regional Council, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance and other project partners produced a series of educational resources designed to assist local planners, planning boards, conservation advisory councils, watershed groups and other stakeholders interested in water resource management. These materials provide a basic overview of the regulatory and non-regulatory options available to protect drinking water sources and watersheds. The materials also address questions raised by stakeholders in the Moodna Creek and Quassaick Creek Watersheds.

 

Guidance Manual

Guidance Manual - Strategies for Sustainable Tributaries

 

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet - Protecting and Managing Hudson River streams: Overview, scales and definitions

Fact Sheet - Protecting and managing Hudson River streams: The Importance of stream buffer protection and management 

Fact Sheet - Regulating Water Withdrawals in New York: The Water Resources Protection Act

Fact Sheet - Watershed Rules and Regulations for Protecting Drinking Water in New York

Fact Sheet - The Moodna Creek Intermunicipal Watershed Council 

 

Articles

Article - The Water Resources Protection Act

Article - Watershed Rules and Regulations for Protecting Drinking Water in NY

 

Video Proceedings

In addition, two workshops were held in the spring of 2015 on Water Resources Laws, Policies and Local Options for Watershed Protection.The workshops were recording and can be viewed: 

Sustainable Tributary Strategies: Workshop on Water Resources Laws, Policies and Local Options for Watershed Protection, May 13, 2015, Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, Newburgh NY 12:30PM-4:00PM

Introduction to Water Policy and Laws in New York: Tools & Perspectives for the Protection of Streams, Water Quality and In-Stream Flow , June 8, 2015 at the Black Rock Forest Science & Education Center

 

Presentations (PDF format)

Stormwater Management-G. Rodenhausen

Stream Protection - G. Rodenhausen

Water Withdrawal - G. Rodenhausen

Watershed Rules Regs - G. Rodenhausen

Model stream code presentation - K. Dobbins June 8 2015

Newburgh's Drinking Water - P Smith 5 13 15

Overview of water policy issues - S Gruber 06 08 15

Water for Tomorrow TNC - G Schuler v 1 92 06 08 15

Watershed and stream basics -Part 1 M Cunningham 05 13 15

Watershed-stream protection - Part 2 M Cunningham 06 08 15

 

More information on this project and materials can be found on the Hudson Valley Regional Council website.  

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

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