The Mission of the Saint Lawrence River Partnership Partnership is to encourage watershed partnerships and the implementation of conservation projects that promote, enhance and protect natural resources and water quality.
The St. Lawrence River Watershed Project and the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District are developing the St. Lawrence River Watershed Revitalization Plan with support from the New York State Department of State’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.
Watershed planning is a structured process of setting goals and objectives, characterizing existing conditions, and identifying actions to achieve a community’s vision for a thriving and sustainable future. A Watershed Advisory Committee (WAC) has been established to ensure that the Revitalization Plan reflects the knowledge of organizations directly involved with the St. Lawrence River watershed. Public outreach will be an important part of the plan, and the project team will hold three public meetings to provide watershed residents with a chance to provide input, ask questions, and comment on the plan.
The watershed planning process gives communities in the watershed a chance to consider projects that could spark economic investment, natural resource protection, regional sustainability, and community revitalization. A key outcome will be identification of specific implementation projects that will help bring watershed revitalization goals to fruition.
When approved, the Plan will reflect community consensus and provide a clear direction for future initiatives, which in turn will strengthen funding applications to support these initiatives.
First WAC meeting May 2019
Public meeting #1 Fall 2019
Public meeting #2 Spring 2020
Draft Plan Aug. 2020
Public meeting #3 Fall 2020
Final Plan Dec. 2020
Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District
Chastity Miller, District Manager
Anchor QEA (315.453.9009)
This information was prepared with funding provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund. The development of the Restoration Plan is also being prepared with funding provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.
For More Information or to Become Involved in SLRWP,
call (518) 651-2097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The draft Characterization Report and Local Laws Assessment are ready for review. Project team members will discuss highlights during Monday’s meeting. Review comments are welcome; deadline is 11/15 to allow time to finalize the documents in advance of our first public meeting on December 3rd!
We’ve launched a public opinion survey to learn more about how the community interacts with its water resources- you can find the link here St. Lawrence River Watershed Revitalization Survey