SMIP Grant Recipients
Notable SMIP Projects
Highway & Infrastructure Improvements
Mountaintop Sweeper and Vacuum Truck: The Greene County Highway Department received funding though the Stream Management Implementation Program and the Catskill Watershed Corporation to purchase a sweeper/vacuum truck to aid in their response to stormwater control during large rain events. Prior to this, 8 municipalities in Greene County that are within the Schoharie Watershed were using only one sweeper/vacuum truck to maintain over 600 miles of roadway.
Recreation & Habitat Improvements
Lexington Pocket Stream Access Park: The Town of Lexington applied to the SMIP to receive funding to create a pocket park along County Rd 13A in order to enhance public access and appreciation of the Schoharie Creek. The park area has been planted with native trees and shrubs in order to enhance the riparian (streamside) vegetation, and the Town of Lexington plans on installing a low impact trail and educational material.
Education & Outreach
Mountain Top Arboretum Interpretive Kiosk and Brochure: The SMIP funded the installation of a kiosk at the Mountain Top Arboretum that displays a map, a description of the site, an explanation of the site's hydrology, and other information about wetland plants and wildlife. The Arboretum also received funding to design and create an informational brocure describing their Fern Trail to include with the kiosk.
Rain Barrel Workshop hosted by Greene County Cornell Cooperative Extension: The Rain Barrel Workshop was held in May 2010 as part of GCSWCD's Schoharie Watershed Week. The program was held at Sugar Maples in Maplecrest. Workshop participants were introduced to basic concepts of non-point source pollution and residential stormwater control, and were provided with instruction on constructing their rain barrels. After all participants had completed construction of their rain barrels, interested individuals took part in a tour of the Sugar Maples Stormwater Retrofit project.