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Around the Watershed

Project Resilience Launched in Ulster County

Ulster County has recently announced the launch of Project Resilience. Project Resilience is a com­mu­nity fund and local food dis­tri­b­u­tion effort to sup­port res­i­dents impacted by COVID-19. The effort will include: a com­mu­nity fund, in part­ner­ship with the United Way; an online por­tal for any­one in need to ask for help; a robust food dis­tri­b­u­tion net­work; and […]

AWSMP Office Update

Each day we are faced with new infor­ma­tion regard­ing the COVID-19 pan­demic and the AWSMP part­ner orga­ni­za­tions are adapt­ing. The AWSMP office in Shokan is cur­rently closed to the pub­lic and our meet­ings and train­ing pro­grams have trans­ferred to an online edu­ca­tion model. Our staff remain avail­able to answer landowner and munic­i­pal ques­tions about streams in the Ashokan […]

What’s in a Name? Why are there Different Names for Waterways?

  Here at the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) we often get asked the ques­tion:  what’s the dif­fer­ence between a stream, creek, brook, and a river? First, those are just some of the many names that are used to label water­ways in the United States. Not only that, but those names can spark great […]

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