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Around the Watershed

Smart Rocks Deployed!

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram and the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion are work­ing with the U.S. Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey to study the rate at which larger rocks and cob­ble move down stream chan­nels. Fine sus­pended sed­i­ments travel with stream flows and pose the great­est threat to water qual­ity in the upper Eso­pus Creek. But larger mate­r­ial rest­ing on the chan­nel bed […]

AWSMP Tries Out the W.A.V.E.

The impor­tance of water qual­ity has always been a top pri­or­ity for water­shed res­i­dents and the stream man­age­ment pro­gram as it works with com­mu­ni­ties to man­age streams. So how do we mea­sure the effects of stream man­age­ment on water qual­ity? One method is macroin­ver­te­brate sam­pling. Macroin­ver­te­brates are insects present within our streams that are vis­i­ble to the naked eye: […]

Stream Management Funding Available

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for stream man­age­ment projects in the Ashokan water­shed.  Fund­ing pri­or­i­ties include projects to: – Improve water qual­ity and enhance stream sta­bil­ity; – Pro­tect or improve stream infra­struc­ture; – Enhance stream access and recre­ation; – Plan and imple­ment flood haz­ard mit­i­ga­tion; and – Increase pub­lic knowl­edge and skills for stream stew­ard­ship. Research […]

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