Posts Tagged ‘riparian buffer’

Fall Is Planting Season with CSBI

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by Tim Koch

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Fall is in full swing: the leaves have changed, the tem­per­a­tures have dropped, and the Catskill Streams Buffer Ini­tia­tive (CSBI) is busy get­ting plants in the ground. Autumn is the best time to plant native trees and shrubs because the plants have gone dor­mant for win­ter; they have stopped actively grow­ing for the year.  When dor­mant trees and shrubs are planted in the late fall, the freeze-thaw cycles they will expe­ri­ence over the com­ing win­ter months helps to close any void spaces in the soil left­over after back-filling the holes. This cre­ates good root-soil con­tact so that in the spring the plants can start grow­ing vig­or­ously as soon as the soil tem­per­a­tures warm up.

Proposed Planting Areas

CSBI is imple­ment­ing five plant­ing projects this fall, includ­ing one at Emer­son Resort & Spa in Mt. Trem­per, NY. Other ripar­ian buffer plant­ing projects will be com­pleted in Wood­stock, Shan­daken, and Olive. More than 2,000 native trees, shrubs, and wild­flow­ers will be planted along streams, help­ing to reduce stream bank ero­sion, fil­ter stormwa­ter runoff, and pro­vide unique habitat.

CSBI is a landowner assis­tance pro­gram aimed at inform­ing and assist­ing stream­side landown­ers in becom­ing good stew­ards of their ripar­ian areas through pro­tec­tion, enhance­ment, man­age­ment, and restora­tion. Tech­ni­cal and finan­cial assis­tance is avail­able to eli­gi­ble landown­ers for ripar­ian buffer improvements.

To find out more about CSBI and to see if you are eligible:

click here for pro­gram brochure,

click here for pro­gram guidelines,

and click here for appli­ca­tion materials.

 

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Help AWSMP plant a Riparian Buffer then join us for a Party!

Posted on: September 25th, 2019 by Brent Gotsch
Help AWSMP plant a riparian buffer this weekend and join us for the Ashokan Watershed Month Closing Party!

Help AWSMP plant a ripar­ian buffer this week­end and join us for the Ashokan Water­shed Month Clos­ing Party!

 

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) hopes you had great time cel­e­brat­ing Ashokan Water­shed Month with us. Now we need your help with our last pro­gram to close out the celebrations!

Join us this Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 28, and help us plant a ripar­ian buffer at the site of a stream restora­tion project in the Town of Wood­stock. Meet us at the inter­sec­tion of Mink Hol­low Road and Van Hoagland Road near Lake Hill, NY at 10:00am. AWSMP staff will direct you where to park. From 10:00am to approx­i­mately 2:00pm we will be plant­ing native ripar­ian plants along a stream­bank. Water and some light refresh­ments will be on hand.

After the plant­ing is over we hope that you can join us at the Phoeni­cia Diner, located at 5681 State Route 28 in Phoeni­cia for a Clos­ing Party. We will be located out­side in the Phoenica Diner’s “Lot.” Par­tic­i­pants will be given a voucher to help pay for food from the Phoeni­cia Diner’s Airstream Food Truck. The Clos­ing Party will be approx­i­mately one hour in length.

Par­tic­i­pants in the plant­ing will also receive an Ashokan Water­shed Month reusable tote bag. Any­one is wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in the Plant­ing and Clos­ing Party but reg­is­tra­tion is required. We look for­ward to see­ing you on Sat­ur­day to get your hands dirty help­ing the envi­ron­ment and to cel­e­brate the end of Ashokan Water­shed Month!

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