When: Wed., Nov. 15, 7 p.m. 2017
The meeting will focus on flooding in the Saw Kill watershed, beginning with a presentation on causes and consequences of flooding by Karen Schneller McDonald, author of Connecting the Drops, and Carolyn Klocker, Environment and Energy Program Leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. They’ll be followed by Beth Roessler of the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, who will discuss the Trees for Tribs program and its value for stream buffers and flood protection. The program will also include an update on the Saw Kill Watershed and Flood Mitigation Assessment Project, presented by Jen Cavanaugh of the Red Hook CAC. We’ll end with updates on the recent Dutchess County Watershed Roundtable, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance Conference, and the SKWC’s new Hudson River Estuary Program grant. As always, there will be time for community conversation and plenty of snacks.