Watershed Groups

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance works with local watershed partners throughout the Hudson River watershed. These include community-based volunteer groups, inter-municipal councils, initiatives of agencies and organizations, and local advocates.

In Fall 2019, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance asked organizations working on watershed issues throughout the region to share one fact, one proud accomplishment from the last year, one opportunity for next year, and one challenge they are facing. The 2019 Work on Watershed Yearbook is the result.

See below for a list of our local watershed partners, in alphabetical order.

Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program
Website | Facebook

Battenkill Conservancy
Contact: Lorraine Merghard Ballard
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Bronx River Alliance
Contact: Michelle Luebke
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Bronx River Memorandum of Agreement

Casperkill Watershed Alliance
Contact: Jen Rubbo, Environmental Cooperative at Vassar College
Health of the Casperkill Creek (2009)

Catskill Creek
Contact: Audrey Kropp, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia & Greene Counties
Website | Fact Sheet

Dutchess Watershed Coalition
Contact: Carolyn Klocker, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
Website | Facebook

Fall Kill Watershed Coalition (part of the Northside Collaborative)
Contact: Sarah Richardsen, Scenic Hudson
Website | Facebook
The Fall Kill Plan (2011) | Watershed Management Plan for the Fall Kill (2006) | Fall Kill Memorandum of Agreement

Fishkill Creek Watershed Association
Contact: Pete Berasi
Natural Resources Management Plan for the Fishkill Creek Watershed (2005)

Friends of the Great Swamp (FroGS)
Watershed: Great Swamp, East Branch Croton River, Swamp River
Contact: Laurie Wallace
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Friends of the Kayaderosseras
Website | Facebook

Greater Stockport Creek Watershed Alliance
Watershed: Stockport Creek Watershed including Kinderhook and Claverack Creeks
Contact: Fran Martino, River Haggie Outdoors
Website

Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA)
Website | Facebook

Hudson River Estuary Program
Contact: Scott Cuppett, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program
Website
Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2015-2020 (2015)

Kromma Kill Watershed
Contact: Kate Meierdiercks, Siena College
Website | Fact Sheet

Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership
Contact: Mary McNamara and Amanda LaValle, Ulster County Department of the Environment
Website | Fact Sheet
A Journey Through Lower Esopus Creek (2011) | Lower Esopus Creek River Reconnaissance Report & Appendices (2009)

Minisceongo Creek Watershed Alliance
Contact: Nicole Laible, Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources
Website
Town of Haverstraw, Village of Haverstraw & Village of West Haverstraw: Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings (2017)

Mohawk River Basin Program
Contact: Katherine Czajkowski, NYS DEC Mohawk River Basin Program
Website | Fact Sheet
Draft Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda for 2018-2022 (2018)

Mohawk Watershed Alliance
Contact: John Garver, Union College
Website | Facebook
Mohawk River Watershed Management Plan (2015)

Monhagen Brook Watershed
Contact: Kevin Sumner, Orange County Soil & Water Conservation District
Monhagen Brook Watershed Conservation and Management Plan (2019)

Moodna Creek Watershed Intermunicipal Council
Contact: Jay Beaumont (Chairman) and Kelly Morris (Secretary), Orange County Planning Department
Website | Watershed Fact Sheet | Council Fact Sheet
Moodna Creek Watershed Conservation and Management Plan (2010)

Newburgh Clean Water Project
Watershed: Washington Lake, Brown’s Pond
Contact: Marcel Barrick
Website | Facebook

Patroon Kill Watershed
Contact: Kate Meierdiercks, Siena College
Website

Pocantico River Watershed Alliance
Contact: Michael Finewood, Pace University
Website | Fact Sheet

Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance
Contact: Jack Caldwell and John Gebhards
Website | Facebook
Quassaick Creek Watershed Management Plan (2014)

Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council
Contact: Janet Burnet
Ramapo River Watershed Intermunicipal Council Memorandum of Understanding

Roe Jan Watershed Community
Watershed: Roeliff Jansen Kill
Contact: Kaare Christian
Website

Rondout Creek Watershed Alliance
Contact: Laura Finestone
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Lower Non-Tidal Watershed Management Rondout Creek Watershed Management Plan (2010)
Tidal Rondout Creek Watershed Management Plan (2015)

Saw Kill Watershed Community
Contact: Karen Schneller-McDonald
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Saw Kill Watershed Source Water Protection Scorecard Recommendations (2019) | Saw Kill Watershed and Flood Mitigation Assessment (2018)

Sawkill Creek (Woodstock)
Contact: Maxanne Resnick, Woodstock Land Conservancy
Website | Facebook | Instagram
Sawkill Creek Stream Corridor Assessment Report (2007)

Saw Mill River Coalition
Contact: Oded Holzinger, Groundwork Hudson Valley
Website
State of the Saw Mill River Watershed (2019)

Sing Sing Kill
Contact: Gareth Hougham, Hudson Valley Arts & Sciences
Website
Discover Your Streams: Sing Sing Kill, Stewardship for a Small Hudson River Tributary (2017)

Shawangunk Kill Watershed Alliance (part of Wallkill River Watershed Alliance)
Website | Facebook

Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance
Contact: Jim Elling
Website | Facebook

Tin Brook Watershed Alliance (part of Wallkill River Watershed Alliance)
Website | Facebook

Tracing the Tannery Brook
Contact: Emily Vail, Hudson River Watershed Alliance
Website | Facebook

Upper Hudson Watershed Coalition
Contact: Beth Gilles, Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board
Website
Upper Hudson River Watershed Coalition Priority Issues and Actions (2014)

Wallkill River Watershed Alliance
Contact: Kyle Sitzman
Website | Facebook
Wallkill River Watershed Conservation and Management Plan (2007)

Wappinger Creek Watershed Intermunicipal Council (WIC)
Contact: Sean Carroll (Coordinator), Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and Mike Herzog (Chair), Village of Millbrook
Facebook
Natural Resource Management Plan for the Wappinger Creek Watershed (2001)