St. Lawrence River Watershed Project, Inc. (SLRWP)

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.

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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.

PROJECT SCHEDULE
(ESTIMATED)

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

 

LEAD AGENCY

Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District

Chastity Miller, District Manager
cmiller@fcswcd.org
518.651.2097

 

CONSULTING TEAM

EcoLogic (315.655.8305)

Liz Moran
lmoran@ecologicllc.com

Elizabeth Myers
emyers@ecologicllc.com

Anchor QEA (315.453.9009)

James Rhea
jrhea@anchorqea.com

Michael Werth
mwerth@anchorqea.com

Rootz

Matthew Biondolillo
matthewbiondolillo3@gmail.com

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 slrwp@fcswcd.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!

St Lawrence River Watershed Characterization Report – DRAFT

Maps for St Lawrence Characterization Report DRAFT

Local Laws Summary- DRAFT

 

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