In 2022 and 2023, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance is working with local Advisory Committees to create watershed characterizations for the Sparkill Creek watershed and the Punch Brook-Roeliff Jansen Kill watershed. The process includes organizing a watershed advisory committee, delineating the focus watershed, gathering existing data, and organizing and summarizing the information into a written report.
Each watershed characterization report will summarize the watershed’s geography and physical conditions and compile existing data on watershed lands, waters, and people, as well as trends in natural and human-made features using maps and narrative descriptions. The report will be the foundation for future watershed plans that identify specific actions to protect and enhance the area’s water resources. These reports and maps will also serve as models for other watershed characterizations in the region.
This project is supported by funding from the Hudson River Estuary Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with support from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, in cooperation with NEIWPCC.
Request for Qualifications: GIS Consultant
The Hudson River Watershed Alliance seeks a GIS consultant to support watershed characterization projects in two subwatersheds in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed: the Sparkill Creek and the Punch Brook-Roeliff Jansen Kill.
The consultant will create an ESRI geodatabase of watershed features with metadata for the Sparkill Creek and Punch Brook-Roeliff Jansen Kill watersheds, 15-20 PDF maps to illustrate current watershed conditions in each watershed, and summary statistics of key features to be included in each watershed’s written report.
For more information about the project, scope, expectations, and application process, see the Request for Qualifications (RFQ).
Our budget for the GIS mapping project is $10,000-$15,000. The deadline for applications is 5 pm on June 15, 2023. We anticipate a project start date in early July, with all deliverables completed by December 22, 2023.
Application for Technical Assistance
In spring 2022, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance solicited applications to provide technical assistance to develop watershed characterizations, based on the process outlined in the NYS Department of State and Department of Environmental Conservation Guidebook on Watershed Plans. The Hudson River Watershed Alliance will work with advisory committees from two watersheds within the Hudson River estuary watershed to develop watershed characterizations in 2022 and 2023, which will serve as templates in the future.
This is an application for technical assistance from the Hudson River Watershed Alliance. No funding or match is required from participants. Applicants and advisory committee members will commit their time to support the watershed characterization process.
Roles: The Hudson River Watershed Alliance will facilitate the advisory committee meetings, write the two watershed characterization reports, and manage the overall process. The applicant will identify and confirm advisory committee members. The advisory committee will assist with gathering data to inform the watershed characterization and community engagement to support an inclusive process. Project deliverables include a final watershed characterization report for each watershed, including narrative and maps, along with a final presentation to the participating communities.
Eligibility: Eligible watersheds must: 1) be located within the Hudson River estuary watershed, 2) be HUC 12 size or smaller (based on US Geological Survey delineation), and 3) include at least two local municipalities, in addition to the county or counties. Applicants may be watershed groups, municipalities, or other entities, and must demonstrate local stakeholder support for this project.
Deadline: Fill out the application form by Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 5 pm.
For More Information: See the full Request for Applications here. Hudson River Watershed Alliance held an informational webinar on this program on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Webinar slides are available here for reference.
This program is supported by funding from the Hudson River Estuary Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with support from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, in cooperation with NEIWPCC.