April 28, 2009, Press Release: STREAMBANK MANAGEMENT Conserving Open Space & Managing Growth


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Glenn Pontier at 845-295-2442 ([email protected])




Sullivan Renaissance Seminar:




Conserving Open Space & Managing Growth




[FERNDALE] – Sullivan Renaissance is holding a seminar that will offer “Streambank Management Solutions” on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the CVI Building. 


The seminar will focus on stream management issues, including tools to minimize erosion and reduce the impacts of storm water runoff.  Presenters include:


·         Mark Vian, Restoration Ecologist with NYC Department of Environmental Protection

·         Brian Brustman, Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District

·         Linda Babicz, Town of Callicoon Supervisor


“Streambank Management Solutions” is part of a series of workshops scheduled throughout this year, designed to explain the new county open space plan, illustrate how it can be used at the local level, and explore many of the plan topics in more detail.


Called Conserving Open Space & Managing Growth: A Strategy for Sullivan County, this plan was created in partnership with Sullivan Renaissance and adopted by the Sullivan County Legislature in December 2008. 


Space is limited, pre-registration is requested.  Refreshments will be provided.


Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Additional funding has been secured by NYS Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther.  Sponsorships have been provided by WSUL/WVOS for Category A projects and by Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102 for Category B projects.


To register and for more information, call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or visit the website address at www.sullivanrenaissance.org.

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