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How’s the Water Around Piermont Marsh?

November 13, 2014: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Piermont Village Hall, 478 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY map

NYS DEC and Parks are working to develop a long-term, comprehensive management plan for Piermont Marsh, the southernmost site of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The management plan may include a variety of components, such as research, monitoring, stewardship, community resilience, education, and public access.

At this meeting, there will be a series of presentations about the water quality monitoring data available for this area, what is being done to improve water quality, and how water quality relates to the marsh. The information presented will help to inform objectives for management of the marsh. There will also be an opportunity for the public to ask the speakers clarifying questions and to submit comments.

– Betsy Blair, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
– Ed McGowan, NYS Parks
– Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies
– Jennifer Epstein, Riverkeeper
– Sarah Fernald, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
– Allan Beers/Jim Dean/Nicole Laible, Rockland County
– Laurie Seeman, Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance

Please join us at 5:45 for refreshments, and the program will begin at 6:00.

If you are unable to attend but would like to receive the meeting summary or submit comments, please contact Lisa Graichen, intern with the NYSDEC, at [email protected].


6:00 – 6:15 Welcome and Introduction – Betsy Blair and Mayor Sanders
– Welcome from Betsy, welcome from Mayor, intro from Betsy

-6:15 – 7:00 What is the water quality like in the vicinity of the marsh?
-6:15 – 6:30 Biological Assessment Profile, Allan Beers & Nicole Laible
-6:30 – 6:45 Bacteria, Jennifer Epstein
-6:45 – 7:00 Nutrients, Sarah Fernald

-7:00 – 7:40 How does water quality relate to the marsh and local efforts?
-7:00 – 7:15 How does water quality relate to the marsh, Stuart Findlay
-7:15 – 7:25 NYSDEC Update, Betsy Blair
-7:25 – 7:40 Citizen Efforts and Partnerships, Laurie Seeman

7:40 – 8:20 Questions for speakers
We will try to accommodate both questions from index cards and questions from the audience
8:20 – 8:30 Wrap-up and adjourn by 8:30

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