Stream Management Funds Available

Posted on: June 10th, 2020 by Leslie_Zucker

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is now accepting applications for stream projects in the Ashokan Reservoir watershed.

Applications must be submitted to the program office by Wednesday, July 8. Electronic submissions are accepted. For more information and application materials, visit the website https://ashokanstreams.org/projects-funding/.

Eligible applicants include local, county, state or federal government agencies; 501(c)3 organizations; and secondary school districts, colleges, or universities. For-profit organizations are eligible to apply in the Research, Assessment, and Monitoring category only.

Please review priority needs identified by the AWSMP in stream management plans, the program’s annual action plan, and research agenda before applying.

Funding is available for priority 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
– Increase public knowledge and skills for stream stewardship
– Protect and enhance aquatic and riparian habitat and ecosystems

Please note: Replacement or repair of failing infrastructure due to aging or decay is not eligible for funding. Only the portion of costs associated with the enlargement or improvement of structures to meet stream management objectives is eligible for funding.

Funding for the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Implementation Program is provided by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.

For more information or to schedule a meeting or site visit, contact AWSMP at (845) 688-3047.

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