AWSMP Announces 2016 SMIP Awards

Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by Leslie_Zucker

The Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram (AWSMP) award­ed $516,602 in 2016 to sup­port stream man­age­ment imple­men­ta­tion. The Stream Man­age­ment Imple­men­ta­tion Pro­gram funds were award­ed for projects to com­plete stream-relat­ed infra­struc­ture improve­ments, com­mu­ni­ty flood mit­i­ga­tion plan­ning, stream and flood­plain man­ag­er train­ing, and research and mon­i­tor­ing in sup­port of stream man­age­ment. The most recent awards were reviewed and approved by the AWSMP Stake­hold­er Coun­cil at their Novem­ber meet­ing. In 2016, projects were award­ed to the Town of Olive, Town of Shan­dak­en, and Ulster Coun­ty Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works. A spe­cial request for pro­pos­als was issued to fund stud­ies that meet pri­or­i­ty sci­ence needs in the Ashokan Water­shed. Pri­or­i­ty sci­ence need were estab­lished by a work­ing group of the AWSMP Stake­hold­er Coun­cil. Awards to com­plete research and mon­i­tor­ing stud­ies were made to the U.S. Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey, Stan­tec Con­sult­ing Ser­vices Inc., and SUNY New Paltz. For more infor­ma­tion on the fund­ed projects, see this press release.