Watershed Digest Newsletter

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Each month our newsletter includes updates from the Hudson River Watershed Alliance, upcoming events, opportunities (including grants and job postings), and a watershed highlight article. To view previous issues, click the links below.

Join the Wallkill Watershed Alliance for 8th Annual Wallkill River Summit on Wednesday, May 3 from 5pm-7:30pm at on the College Terrace at SUNY New Paltz. Featured speakers will include:

  • Karyn Hanson, from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) who will give an update on DEC’s progress in developing a “Total Maximum Daily Load” (TMDL) for the Wallkill River and Sturgeon Pool.
  • Kevin Sumner from Orange County Soil & Water Conservation District, who will discuss current Agricultural Conservation Programs and projects underway in Orange County, including flood management and riparian corridor restoration along the Wallkill River in the County’s Black Dirt agricultural region.
  • Jillian Decker of the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance will share updates on the activities of the Alliance and ways to get involved in protecting and restoring your local river.

The Wallkill River flows north approximately 90 miles from Lake Mohawk in Sparta, New Jersey until joining the Rondout Creek in Rifton, New York. Collectively the Wallkill and Rondout watersheds form the second largest tributary to the Hudson River Estuary, second only to the Mohawk River.

The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance was founded to restore the Wallkill River to its prime, to act as the voice of the River, and to advocate for the restoration of its entire watershed, using whatever means we find necessary.

March 2023 Digest | WaveMaker Award Nominations

February 2023 Digest | Celebrating Departing Board Members

January 2023 Digest | Reflections on December Flooding

December 2022 Digest | HRWA Strategic Plan

November 2022 Digest | Annual Watershed Conference Recap

October 2022 Digest | Featured Conference Sessions & Breakfast Lectures

September 2022 Digest | 2022 Annual Watershed Conference announcement

September 2022 Digest | Breakfast Lecture on Community Impact Grants

July 2022 Digest | Toast to the Tribs Recap

June 2022 Digest | Toast to the Tribs + Watershed Characterization Technical Assistance

May 2022 Digest | Community Engagement and Watershed Research at Marist College

April 2022 Digest | 2022 Watershed WaveMakers

March 2022 Digest | Leadership Transitions and Succession Planning

February 2022 Digest | Supporting Local Climate Resilience and Adaptation through Partnerships + Watershed Wavemaker Nominations

January 2022 Digest | Road Salt and Water Quality

December 2021 Digest | Environmental Justice & Watershed Planning

November 2021 Digest | Annual Watershed Conference Recap

October 2021 Digest | Equitable Green Infrastructure in US Cities & Annual Conference

September 2021 Digest | 2021 Annual Watershed Conference announcement

August 2021 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Swimming in the Hudson River

July 2021 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Drinking Water Source Protection Program (DWSP2)

June 2021 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Water Science through Storytelling

May 2021 Digest | Watershed Highlight: 2021 Watershed WaveMakers

April 2021 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Microbial Source Tracking in the Sparkill Creek

March 2021 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance

February 2021 Digest | Watershed Highlight: New Paltz Community Preservation Fund

January 2021 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Climate Smart Communities

December 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Water Justice Confluence

November 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Moodna Creek Watershed Intermunicipal Council

September 2020 Digest | 2020 Annual Watershed Conference announcement

August 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Rockland Conservation & Service Corps

July 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Upper Hudson River Watershed Revitalization Plan

June 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Wallkill River Watershed Alliance’s MS4 Assistance

May 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: 2020 Watershed WaveMakers

April 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Virtual Field Trips & Online Materials: Teaching about Watersheds during COVID-19

March 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Ulster County Watershed Roundtable

February 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Mohawk Watershed Symposium

January 2020 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Patroon Creek Daylighting in Albany

December 2019 Digest | Watershed Highlight: 2019 Work on Watersheds Yearbook

November 2019 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Greene County Natural Resources Inventory

October 2019 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Town of Bethlehem Farm & Forest Conservation Program

September 2019 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Harmful Algal Blooms

August 2019 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Shapp Pond Dam Removal

July 2019 Digest | Watershed Highlight: Monhagen Brook Watershed Conservation and Management Plan