Katherine Czajkowski, the Mohawk Watershed Coordinator, will be speaking at Schoharie Crossing on September 27 at 6:30 p.m. Her presentation will outline work on the Mohawk River Basin Program, which is a focused effort to conserve, preserve and restore the environmental quality of the Mohawk River and its watershed. The Friends of Schoharie Crossing will hold a very brief meeting before the presentation, and refreshments will be served following the talk. All are welcome to this free program.
Located wholly within the boundaries of New York State, the Mohawk River is the largest tributary to the Hudson River. This approximately 3,460 square mile watershed comprises roughly 25% of the entire Hudson River drainage area. This watershed includes several major tributaries and reservoirs: the Schoharie Creek, West Canada Creek, East Canada Creek, the Hinkley Reservoir and the Schoharie and Delta Reservoirs. Following the successful model of the Hudson River Estuary Program, the Mohawk River Basin Program acts as the coordinator of basin wide activities, bringing together stakeholders and creating partnerships with established programs and organizations throughout the watershed to achieve its goals. Working with its many partners, this program uses an ecosystem based management approach to the watershed. Katherine Czajkowski will discuss the program and give an update on the work done so far.
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