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The program was announced at the first Stream Cleanup Day, held on Saturday, November 17 at the stream between Burger King and Wal-Mart in
The kick-off event included individuals from the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management,
The program will focus in two areas: critical stream sites in need of remediation; and general litterpluck efforts on streams around the county. The public is invited to identify potential sites for the 2nd Annual Stream Clean-up Day. Things to think about when selecting a site include:
· Access – Is it easy to get to?
· Safety – Is it too steep? Is the current too strong?
· Size – Is it large enough for a group of people?
To get involved in the 2008 Stream Clean-Up Program, contact: Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701; 845-794-3000 x 5028, fax: 845-794-5538; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management is to facilitate the design and implementation of effective projects and programs created to improve the economy, environment, and physical infrastructure of the county. The division provides technical assistance to local municipalities in land use, farm land protection and environmental protection.
Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District manages the NYS Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, which aims to reduce pollution in streams by helping agricultural landowners to voluntarily plant trees, shrubs, and grasses on stream banks to trap sediment, pesticides and fertilizers in runoff.