Karen Roberts, Cablevision
News: The Fishkill Watershed Committee held their monthly
meeting last night.
The committee's goal - to protect the natural environment within the
Members discussed monthly wrap-up items, including an update on the dam
survey and the release of their management plan, which includes the
condition of the stream, which covers Unionvale, Beekman, East
Fishkill, Fishkill, and Pawling.
The committee also discussed their continuing education project which
works with high-school teachers to bring the education to students
about the environmental importance of the creek, and talked about
community response to the organization.
Rick Oestrike, Fishkill Creek
Watershed Committee: When we're doing projects like the...stream
walk project we did last year, we had a lot of community support. A lot
of people volunteered and helped us out.
Not too long ago we helped to set up a cleanup of the creek in the City
of Beacon. Again, we had a lot of public support. A lot of people
volunteered to help us there. That was also with Scenic Hudson. They
were the overall sponsors - and George Mansfield, who's a resident who
lives by the creek in the City of Beacon and knows a lot of people
So, when we have events like that, typically we have a good turnout and
lots of volunteers from the community.
Roberts: For more
information about the committee,
go to their website at [FishkillCreekWatershed.org].