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Reconnecting Streams Dam Removal & Culvert Mitigation Grant Information Meetings

March 31, 2016: 1:00PM to March 1, 2016: 3:00PM
SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall 1 Washington Center, Newburgh, NY map
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The Hudson River Estuary Program and partners are working towards restoring free flowing tributaries to the Hudson River. From time-to-time grant money is available to remove old dams and re-install culverts for size and fish travel, such as $625,000 in late 2015, and an additional $335,000 last month.

The Chazen Companies and Stuart Findlay form the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies have been contracted to help “pre-qualify” owners of dams and culverts for future grant finds. These free services include conceptual mitigation plans, budget development, and environmental permitting/ecological benefit analysis.

You can receive pre-application assistance if you:
-Own a dam or culvert/bridge on a stream or tributary to the Hudson River which you are willing to address to improve connectivity
-Are willing to consider having your dam or culvert evaluated by Chazen and Stuart Findlay at no cost.

You are also welcome to submit dams and culverts for consideration directly at If you don’t own a barrier, but you have observed an unused dam that you would like to recommend for mitigation, you may nominate such locations for consideration.

To register for either meeting or for questions, please contact Russell Urban-Mead at [email protected] or 845 486-1551

Reconnecting Streams through Dam Removal and Culvert Mitigation

This project is funded by the Hudson River Estuary Program and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC). Meeting co-sponsors include the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, SUNY Orange, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County.

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