100 Ideas for New Paltz

98. plant a buffer along the Wallkill River

Posted in agriculture, environment, wallkill river by Jason West on June 11, 2009

Work with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District to plant a one hundred foot buffer area along the length of the Wallkill River in order to reduce or eliminate soil erosion and agricultural runoff of nutrients, fertilizer, etc.


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  1. SPAKYLE said, on July 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    “Oh, you couldnt dam that river
    And maybe I dont give a damn anyway
    So you couldnt dam that river
    And it washed me so far away”-Alice in Chains.
    Yeh, I feel sorry for anyone whom has a cushy home on the banks of the Walkill River, as when the winter frost and snow melts, and the rains come down, the walkill river over flows causing floods, and emergency evacuation to citizens whom live on the Wallkills banks. Not funny to the folks whom pay mortgage and property taxes for homes over looking the scenic view of the walkill and Shawagunk mountains or commuters on a annoying detour from Gardiner over the walkill river to New Paltz and back.
    Avoiding flood damage from the Walkill River seems sense able, and considering the frequency of these floods, perhaps a priority would be a sort of emergency pre preparedness for this.

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