Announcing the 2019 Schoharie Watershed Summit - Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 27, 2019!
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  • Round 19 Stream Management Implementation Program (SMIP) Grant Applications due March 15th. The GCSWCD and Schoharie Watershed Advisory Committee (SWAC), in conjunction with NYCDEP, are seeking qualified applications for stream management implementation projects in the following categories: Education & Outreach, Highway & Infrastructure, Landowner Stream Assistance, Recreation and Habitat Enhancements, Planning and Assessment, and Flood Hazard Mitigation. For more information about this opportunity, click here or contact 518-622-3620.

  • Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative (CSBI) is accepting applications - Schoharie watershed landowners with property within a riparian buffer (streamside) area may be eligible to participate in the CSBI program. Participants of this program work with GCSWCD to develop a planting plan for native trees and flowering shrubs along the stream to improve wildlife habitat and help protect streambanks from erosion during future storm events. For more information, click here or contact Laura at 518-622-3620.
  • NYS Agricultural Assessment Program work began on January 1, 2019. Through the Agricultural Districts law, property tax bills can be reduced for land used for agriculture. Eligible landowners must submit an Agricultural Assessment Application to their town assessor by the taxable status date. In most towns, this is March 1st, but it is suggested to check with each town assessor to confirm. GCSWCD will complete the first step in the application process by classifying all farmland that will be enrolled in the program by soil productivity. A soil map will be developed, along with the "Soil Group Worksheet," which is used to define the acreage of each soil productivity group. For more information about the program, or to inquire about having farmland classified by productivity, contact Michelle at 518-622-3620.


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2019 Schoharie Watershed Summit

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Mark your calendars! The 13th annual Schoharie Watershed Summit is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at the Windham Mountain Resort. This year's morning presentations are focused on Digging Deeper: Understanding how geology affects the Schoharie Basin. The presentations will take the audience on a journey through geologic history, focusing on both bedrock and glacial geology, and concluding with information about how the geology affects modern streams and our stream management strategies.

This program is for all water resource stakeholders, including municipal officials, planners, engineers, watershed managers, regulators, and property owners. Afternoon workshops may count towards municipal credits for planning and zoning board members. This summit is a forum to bring diverse interests together to learn from one another and to network as we seek to understand each other’s roles in this living watershed.

Registration is required. All registered attendees will receive free morning refreshments and lunch.

Registration will open soon. Stay tuned!
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