Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program offers funding assistance

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SHOKAN – The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is now accepting applications for stream management projects in the Ashokan Reservoir watershed (http://ashokanstreams.org/exploring-the-watershed/).

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.

This is the second of three funding rounds the program will announce in 2020. The next funding round will be announced in mid-September.

Funding is available for priority projects to improve water quality and enhance stream stability, protect or improve public stream infrastructure, enhance stream access and recreation, plan and implement flood hazard mitigation, increase public knowledge and skills for stream stewardship, and improve aquatic habitat and ecosystems.

Applications are due by Wednesday, July 8. For more information and application materials, visit the website http://ashokanstreams.org/projects-funding/.

Funding for the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Implementation Program is provided by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and administered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.  The program is a collaboration between the two agencies and the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District.