In this edition:
New project funding awarded to CWICNY
County projects completed around the watershed
2012 North Country Stormwater Tradeshow and Conference
Project funding...From the beginning
Read the 2012 Annual Report
Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York Receives Rainwater Harvesting Grant in Cooperation with the Town of Lake George
The Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York (CWICNY) has been awarded a 2012 Local Implementation Education and Outreach Grant by the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) for a demonstration project that showcases rainwater harvesting and reuse. This project will implement a self contained, medium-scale rainwater collection system that will collect rainwater from the roof of the Town of Lake George museum complex. This will reduce stormwater overflows and intercept direct runoff to Lake George. The project will demonstrate effective runoff water conservation, recycling, and filtration through incorporation of innovative technologies which will irrigate the small park at the entrance way of the Town of Lake George museum.
The project will provide the general public a unique example of a self-contained, "green" solution to rainwater runoff containment and usage. The expected completion date for the project is December 2013.
For more information, please contact Drew at CWICNY.
This Annual Report provides a brief summary of projects, programs and initiatives undertaken by CWICNY and its members throughout the watershed in 2011.
The newly established Lake Champlain "Trees for Tribs" Initiative offers free native trees and shrubs and techincal assistance
for streamside buffer planting/restoration projects in the New York's Lake Champlain Basin. Supported by the USDA Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative, this program is
modeled after the successful Hudson River Estuary Program "Trees for Tribs", which since 2007 has been responsible for
planting more than 24,000 native trees and shrubs along 60,000 feet of stream with the help of thousands of local volunteers.
Lake Champlain Trees for Tribs is accepting applications Spring 2012 planting sites. Applications will be accepted until March 31st and are reviewed on a rolling basis. The Champlain Basin extends from Northern Washington County to the Canadian Border , including major portions of Warren, Essex, Franklin and Clinton counties. For further information about the program including a project application, please visit the DEC website or contact the Champlain Basin Trees for Tribs Coordinator, Rebecca Moore at 518-402-9425 or email@example.com.
Project Application Form
The ARRA Roadside Erosion Assessment Project is now available online here!
Recognizing the need for more water quality improvement initiatives on the New York side of Lake Champlain, the five New York counties within the basin formed the Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York, Inc. (CWICNY). With representatives from the five county Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the five county Water Quality Coordinating Committees, and the Lake Champlain/Lake George Regional Planning Board, CWICNY goes beyond political boundaries and incorporates public sector/private citizen partnerships to complete projects good for the watershed as a whole.