What Are We Doing?.....
Stream Bank Stabilization
Recently, the District had the opportunity to team up with our county DPW, Seward's Highway Supervisor, and NYSDEC to address an erosion issue on Patrick Road in the town of Seward. At this particular spot, the creek was getting close to undermining the road. The District was involved with surveying, design support, permitting assistance, and hydroseeding upon completion. The District is looking to plant some trees and shrubs in the spring of 2021.
North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC)
NAACC is a network of individuals from universities, conservation organizations, and state and federal natural resource and transportation departments focused on improving aquatic connectivity across a thirteen-state region, from Maine to Virginia. Assessing road-stream crossings (culverts and bridges) to develop a regional database that will identify high priority crossing in need of upgrade or replacement.
NY Rising Projects
The NYRCR Program, or the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program, was announced by Governor Cuomo in April of 2013. This Program, within the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), empowers the State's most impacted communities with the technical expertise and funding resources needed to develop thorough and implementable reconstruction plans to build physically, socially, and economically resilient and sustainable communities. To read more about the Reconstruction Committee Plans click the button below!
Our NY Rising Projects
Critical Area Seeding (Hydroseeding)
Hydroseeding is a planting process that uses a slurry of seed and paper mulch. The hydroseeding slurry is transported in a tank, either truck- or trailer-mounted and sprayed over prepared ground. It is often used as an erosion control technique on construction sites, as an alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed. Also used in road ditches and culvert sites to assist in stabilizing the soil after the disturbance.