While culverts allow us to build roads over streams and improve our mobility, they impede the ability of fish and other organisms to move freely throughout the stream.
This year, Project staff in Dutchess and Columbia-Greene Counties will be working with a number of municipalities within the watershed to develop Culvert Prioritization and Management Plans, with the goal of helping communities better manage their road-stream crossings and ultimately find funding to replace or right-size one or two of their prioritized culverts.
This time around, we are working with the Towns of Athens, Cairo, and Coxsackie in Greene County, the Town of Ancram in Columbia County, and the Town of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County.
On May 3rd, 2016, the Project put on an educational seminar for interested municipal officials and highway personnel at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson.
Below, you can watch the video recording of that seminar, or few the PowerPoint presentations from the presenters: