Watershed coalition to host events
SCHENECTADY - The 14 county Soil and Water Conservation Districts operating in the Mohawk River watershed recently announced the formation of a coalition to lead the development and implementation of a management plan for the watershed in partnership with local, state and federal stakeholders.
The Mohawk River Coalition of Conservation Districts includes Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties, according to its website - www.mohawkriver.org.
The coalition is developing a management plan for the watershed and is actively engaging members of communities to provide feedback and ideas, a news release said.
"The coalition is leading the development and implementation of a management plan for the Mohawk River watershed with the intention of achieving a long term vision of a watershed where natural hydrologic conditions are respected, diverse fish and wildlife habitats and agriculture are flourishing, and superior water quality is celebrated. And where vibrant communities find prosperity in the strong economy where water-based recreation and tourism thrive along the waterfront," coalition Vice Chairman Pete Nichols, of the Schoharie County SWCD, said in the release.
The coalition also will host three evening community events in September where the public will have the opportunity to learn details about the management plan, how it affects our communities and will be able to provide feedback.
Community forum are as follows:
On Sept.10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at SUNY Cobleskill.
On Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Schenectady, with a specific location to be determined.
On Sept. 18 from 6:30 p.m., at a location to be determined.
Community members can register for one or more of the community events at www.mohawkriver.org/news-and-events.