A coordinated approach to the protection and management of streams within the Ashokan Reservoir Watershed
Around the Watershed — News & Events
- Neotropical Birds are Returning to the WatershedPrepare yourselves, our feathered friends are on the way! Grab your binoculars and head to a natural area, preferably one with a stream or other water body – because neotropical migrant birds are making their return to the Northeast US. Neotropical migrants are birds that […]
- Stream Management Funding AvailableThe Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is now accepting Stream Management Implementation Program (SMIP) grant applications for stream projects in the Ashokan Reservoir watershed. Local, county, state or federal government agencies; 501(c)3 non-profit organizations; and secondary school districts, colleges, or universities are eligible to apply. For-profit organizations may apply in the research, […]
- Design Options for the Phoenicia Bridge Street BridgeEngineering firm SLR presented concepts for an enhanced Bridge Street Bridge in Phoenicia before the Shandaken Town Board on February 6. The presentation was recorded by Spectrum Channel 23 and is available for viewing (minute 21 of video). The County’s Bridge Street Bridge in Phoenicia was underwater […]
The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is a collaborative effort of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District. The program promotes a coordinated approach to stream protection and management within the Ashokan Reservoir watershed.
Our Areas of Focus
Assistance to Streamside Landowners
Streamside residents and landowners are stream managers! The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) offers help to streamside landowners with assessing stream issues and installing…
Enhancing and Protecting Water Quality
The quality of the water in our watershed is vital to the 9 million New York State residents who depend on it for consumption, and…
Floods are a fact of life in the Ashokan Watershed. Most recently in 2011, the massive damage caused by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee made…
Anyone visiting the Ashokan Watershed may notice the number of roads crossing the streams. If not properly sized and placed, roads, bridges and culverts can…
Increasing Public Access to Streams
Recognizing the importance that streams play in the quality of life for watershed residents and visitors alike, the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) works…
Improving Aquatic and Riparian Habitat
Aquatic habitat refers to areas of the stream corridor regularly covered by flowing water. Aquatic habitats are where plants and animals adapted to living in…
Get Involved — Volunteer!
The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) thrives on the work and dedication of our volunteers. There are multiple ways for you to get involved in AWSMP programming and help us achieve our mission.
Committees and Working Groups
AWSMP has a number of different committees and working groups. All of the members who are involved in these groups volunteer their time and expertise to help AWSMP accomplish our mission and our program objectives. Please visit Working Groups and Committees to learn more and contact us if you would like to be involved.
These groups also help to develop volunteer activities. These events are publicized on our Facebook page and our News & Events listings.