Terence Michos, Cablevision
Well, it's been over two years in the making,
but now, after persistence and some financial
support from the New York
State DEC, the
Fishkill Watershed Committee is moving
into a strategic stage in saving the Fishkill
And last night at the Hudson River Estuaries Center in Beacon, the
group, along with Estuaries Center Director Frances Dunwell, lauded the
work of the Fishkill Watershed Committee, and unveiled its new Natural
Resource Management Plan.
To see that occur, the comprehensive plan calls for steps to achieve
watershed conservation, water quality of the Fishkill watershed, and
creating buffers along the banks of the [creek], to help achieve
A key component to the success of the new management plan was community
and municipal involvement.
Oh, it's great. Now we just have to get some input
from the public and from municipalities and so on...
trying to protect the watershed, to
try to solve
some of the problems that we've come across,
and also just to figure out what's out there - what
needs to be
preserved, what areas are in good shape,
what areas have problems, and what those problems
Everybody needs to help to maintain the health of the watershed.
Watershed Committee Webmaster:
And one of the prime things that
needs is water. And, we're in the watershed,
as everybody is in a watershed.
I'm proud of all the
things we've done, the
activities we've done over the last few years,
that you can see on the slide show behind us,
from planting seedlings,
to having canoe
trips, to being at community days for the
municipalities, to getting a website, to
talking to the media - to get
the word out.
Michos: Well, the
Fishkill Watershed extends from Unionvale to Beacon. To read the full
Management Plan, go to your local library or the watershed website at