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Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program Schedules its Third Annual Ashokan Watershed Conference


04/06/2012 - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) will be holding its Third Annual Ashokan Watershed Conference entitled "People, Streams & Floods: Lessons from Irene" on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Bearsville Theater at 291 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The conference will include presentations on: the impact of floods on stream life, stream stability, and communities; plus discuss the local response to Irene, and agency roles and responsibilities following a flood. Kerry Robinson a stream restoration engineer from the USDA-NRCS will be giving the keynote address on the difficult challenges that property owners and local governments face when streams flood. In addition, William Nechamen of the NYS DEC will be holding the training for code enforcement officers which will provide 2 hours of continuing education credit. Other municipal officials will receive training credit with local town approval.

The cost to attend is $10 which helps cover the cost of breakfast and lunch catered by the Bear Café. If you wish to attend you must register by Friday, April 13 to ensure your place at the conference. Registration brochures can be downloaded from our website at www.ashokanstreams.org or call our office at (845) 688-3047 and we will mail you a brochure. You cannot register over the phone.

The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program is a partnership between Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County, Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org. Follow us on www.facebook.com. CCEUC provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the CCEUC office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

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