There are more than 10,000 culverts and over 1,000 dams on tributaries to the Hudson River estuary. This infrastructure can block fish, wildlife, and flood flows in streams. This free, all-day workshop will describe how culverts and dams act as barriers in Hudson River tributaries and provide tools and information to improve stream connectivity. The workshop takes place Thursday, August 22 at the Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg.
Workshop leaders will share currently available stream barrier information with a focus on moving from assessments to actions to improve stream connectivity and reduce flood hazards in communities. We’ll also discuss opportunities to develop shared solutions for streams and communities.
The workshop is free, but registration is required. Connecting Our Streams is sponsored by the Hudson River Watershed Alliance in partnership with DEC's
Hudson River Estuary Program and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.