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Students to Mark Storm Drains in the Chestnut Creek Watershed
Pollute. Flows to Waterways.”
Commissioner Emily Lloyd of the New York City Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) announced today that high school students from
Tri-Valley Central School will be placing storm drain markers to
help decrease pollution in Chestnut Creek, an important part of
the City’s Catskill watershed.
In small teams, students will adhere markers to storm drains
with the message “Don’t Pollute. Flows to Waterways.” The
marking will take place on Thursday, April 28th from 3:00 to 4:00
PM along the Chestnut Creek in the hamlet of Grahamsville, beginning
at Town Hall.
Having received the Catskill Stream Watershed Education Program
curriculum, developed and conductedby the Catskill
Center for Conservation and Development, the students will have
the opportunity to participate in a stewardship project that builds
on what they have learned in class.
The Chestnut Creek flows into the Rondout Reservoir, a key part
of the Catskill water system.
“It is very valuable to provide students a chance to make
the connection between what they’ve learned in class and
how they can take part in beneficial stream activities,” said
Commissioner Lloyd. “The great thing about this activity
is that it teaches not only the students, but also the general
public about the final destination of storm water and its contents.”
This activity is one of many recommendations made within the
Chestnut Creek Stream Management Plan that was completed March
2004 in partnership by the Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation
District (SWCD) and DEP Stream Management. Public copies of this
Plan may be viewed at the Neversink Town Hall or Library.
SWCD and DEP Stream Management personnel will provide materials and