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Town of Olive Supervisor Honored at AWSMP Stakeholder Council Meeting

Posted on: November 14th, 2019 by Brent Gotsch
Town of Olive Supervisor Sylvia Rozzelle receives the "Friend of the Creek Award" at a recent AWSMP Stakeholder's Council Meeting

Town of Olive Super­vi­sor Sylvia Rozzelle receives the “Friend of the Creek Award” at a recent AWSMP Stake­hold­er’s Coun­cil Meeting

Sylvia Rozzelle, the Town of Olive Super­vi­sor, was award­ed the “Friend of the Creek Award” at the AWSMP Stake­hold­er’s Coun­cil Meet­ing on Novem­ber 13th. Rozzelle, who is retir­ing at the end of this year, was rec­og­nized for all her efforts in pro­mot­ing good stream and flood­plain man­age­ment for the Town of Olive. Some of her many accom­plish­ments include:

  • Over­see­ing a Local Flood Analy­sis (LFA) for the ham­lets of Boiceville and West Shokan.
  • Help­ing to final­ize a Flood Haz­ard Mit­i­ga­tion Plan for the Town of Olive.
  • Cre­at­ing and lead­ing the Olive Flood Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee, a body that helps to over­see flood haz­ard mit­i­ga­tion activ­i­ties in the Town.
  • Spear­head­ing a stream restora­tion project on the Bushkill set to com­mence in 2020.
  • Work­ing with AWSMP, Ulster Coun­ty, and the NYC Depart­ment of Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion to acquire haz­ardous flood­plain prop­er­ties as part of the NYC-Fund­ed Buy­out Program.

Sylvia also helps to coor­di­nate with AWSMP and the Town’s High­way Depart­ment to ensure that road-stream cross­ings are ade­quate­ly sized, placed, and fund­ed. She has also ensured that the Town’s Build­ing Depart­ment offi­cials as well as mem­bers of the Town Plan­ning Board and Zon­ing Board of Appeals are ade­quate­ly trained in flood­plain man­age­ment. Because of her advo­ca­cy, the Town Code Enforce­ment Offi­cer engaged with AWSMP to obtain train­ing and become a Cer­ti­fied Flood­plain Man­ag­er. And both the Plan­ning Board and Zon­ing Board of Appeals have received train­ing on Nation­al Flood Insur­ance Pro­gram top­ics dur­ing Sylvi­a’s tenure as Supervisor.

We hope that Sylvia enjoys a well-deserved retire­ment and that we’ll con­tin­ue to see her at the stream pro­gram office in Shokan. More infor­ma­tion about Sylvia and her achieve­ments will be fea­tured in an upcom­ing issue of the Eso­pus Creek News.


AWSMP at Olive Day 2018

Posted on: September 4th, 2018 by Brent Gotsch

AWSMP will be attend­ing this year’s Olive Day on Sep­tem­ber 8 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Lester Daivs Park locat­ed at 686 Wat­son Hol­low Road in West Shokan, NY (right next door to the Olive Town Hall). Olive Day is an annu­al event that cel­e­brates all the things that make the Town of Olive a spe­cial place to live. There will be food, live music, a vari­ety of ven­dors, local and region­al orga­ni­za­tions with edu­ca­tion­al dis­plays, and activ­i­ties for chil­dren and fam­i­lies includ­ing the always pop­u­lar frog race!

AWSMP will have a table with pro­gram lit­er­a­ture as well as an edu­ca­tion­al dis­play. We will also be bring­ing our stream table. The stream table shows how water inter­acts with and shapes the land­scape around it. It also shows how human inter­ven­tion in streams can change how water flows and the shape and depth of the stream.

Stop on by to see the stream table in action, pick up some lit­er­a­ture and say hi. We look for­ward to see­ing you at this year’s Olive Day!

AWSMP Youth Educator Matt Savatgy uses the stream table to show youth how manipulation of the stream channel can cause changes in the surrounding landscape during Olive Day 2017.

AWSMP Youth Edu­ca­tor Matt Savat­gy uses the stream table to show youth how manip­u­la­tion of the stream chan­nel can cause changes in the sur­round­ing land­scape dur­ing Olive Day 2017.