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Conserving Open Space & Managing Growth

April 28, 2009

[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.

Space is limited, pre-registration is requested.  Refreshments will be provided.  To register or for information, visit Sullivan Renaissance at or call 845-295-2445.

Conserving Open Space and Managing Growth was adopted by the Sullivan County Legislature in December 2008.  The plan is a collaboration between Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management and Sullivan Renaissance; made possible with a Quality Communities Grant from NYS Department of State.  The entire plan is available at the Division of Planning’s website at .  For more information about it call 845-807-0527. 

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.