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Allegany County

Allegany County Soil and Water Conservation District
5425 County Road 48
Belmont, New York 14813
PH: 585-268-7831 ext. 3 FAX: 585-268-7224
e-mail: scott.torrey@alleganyctyswcd.org
Contact: Scott Torrey

The FLLOWPA program in Allegany County addresses pre-disaster hazard mitigation on the Genesee River, stormwater runoff, flooding, threatened infrastructure and agricultural nonpoint source pollution. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Support the preliminary survey, design, estimating, easements and permitting on two projects involving the Genesee River.
  • Assist at least six farms with cost sharing for the implementation of at least 12 Best Management Practices including agricultural waste stream projects treating barnyard runoff, milking center wastewater, silage juice, and grazing management systems including livestock exclusion from streams and alternative water supplies.
  • Assist with the survey, design, development of proposals, and the implementation of remedial measures for six businesses and historic homes in the Village of Angelica due to the function of their individual septic systems being compromised by nearby watershed runoff.
  • Assist with the development of wetland settings, trail access, and water related learning stations at the Genesee Valley Outdoor Education Center.

Cayuga County

Cayuga County Planning Board
County Office Building, Fifth Floor
160 Genesee Street
Auburn, New York 13021
PH: 315-253-1276 FAX: 315-253-1499
e-mail: mwunderlich@co.cayuga.ny.us
Contact: Michele Wunderlich

The Cayuga County FLLOWPA program addresses several priorities of concern included in the Cayuga County Water Quality Management Strategy such as water quality monitoring, invasive species control, the review and update of watershed rules and regulations, septic system management, streambank stabilization, and education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Assist municipal compliance with the Federal Phase II Stormwater Regulations.
  • Continue watershed inspections and enforcement of the Cayuga County Sanitary Code.
  • Conduct educational programs and implement control measures for invasive and nuisance species including mechanical harvesting of aquatic plants and geese management at Emerson Park (public beach).
  • Continue sediment and nutrient monitoring programs on Owasco Lake tributaries and support local lake association participation in the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP).
  • Continue phosphorus education and sampling programs.
  • Support the process of updating the Owasco Lake Watershed Rules and Regulations.
  • Conduct streambank stabilization work on a priority tributary to Owasco Lake.
  • Coordinate Project WET workshops in Cayuga County and hold a Project WET festival to kick off water education in schools.
  • Support interpretive exhibits at Sterling Nature Center and print materials on shoreline erosion and prevention techniques.

Chemung County

Chemung County Soil and Water Conservation District
851 Chemung Street
Hogsheads, New York 14858
PH: 607-739-2009 FAX: 607-739-4392
e-mail: markwatts@stny.rr.com
Contact: Mark Watts

The Chemung County FLLOWPA program addresses several goals of the Chemung County Water Quality Committee including water quality, flooding, habitat restoration, fisheries, recreation, stormwater runoff and public education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Implement eleven federally mandated MS4 stormwater plans, in cooperation with the Chemung County Stormwater Coalition.
  • Conduct a Phase II Stormwater workshop and provide outreach focusing on the newly developed Stream Guide.
  • Implement projects compatible with documented watershed needs and goals, in addition to supporting six demonstration projects including road ditch stabilization, wetland construction, and streambank stabilization through natural stream design.
  • Assist three farms with the development of nutrient management plans and implement two pollution control demonstration projects in conjunction with the Chemung County Water Quality Committee.
  • Raise awareness of pollution control on non-agricultural lands through four demonstration Best Management Practice projects.
  • Stabilize 1500 feet of road ditches.
  • Continue to build a chemical and biological database through stream monitoring at 20 sites and apply a new technique for identifying coliform sources.

Cortland County

Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District
100 Grange Place, Room 202
Cortland, New York 13045
PH: 607-753-0851 ext. 3 FAX: 607-756-0029
e-mail: patrick.reidy@ny.nacdnet.net
Contact: Patrick Reidy

Cortland County’s FLLOWPA program continues to be guided by the County’s Water Quality Strategy and focuses on identifying and mitigating sources of nonpoint pollution, groundwater resource protection, and education the public on the importance and vulnerability of the county’s water resources. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Provide technical assistance to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and other farms by implementing Best Management Practices identified under whole farm planning.
  • Hydroseed approximately two miles of road ditches or other disturbed areas.
  • Improve road drainage programs for municipalities.
  • Assist the Little York Lake Improvement Society and the Tully Lake Association with implementing their management plans.
  • Continue collaborating with Tompkins County and the Fall Creek Watershed Committee to monitor the Fall Creek and Virgil Creek watersheds.
  • Continue to work with communities, developers, contractors, and consultants to address Phase II Stormwater regulations for construction activities.
  • Provide technical materials to help involved parties better understand responsibilities and requirements and provide technical review of stormwater plans.
  • Continue public awareness programs to encourage local stewardship of water resources including Conservation Field Days, River Cleanup, Rural Landowners’ Workshop, Envirothon, Water Festival and Water Week.

Genesee County

Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation District
29 Liberty Street, Suite 3
Batavia, New York 14020-3238
PH: 585-343-2362 FAX: 585-345-1815
e-mail: molly.cassatt@ny.nacdnet.net
Contact: Molly Cassatt

The Genesee County FLLOWPA program is guided by the Genesee County Water Quality Coordinating Committee and addresses nonpoint sources of water quality pollution, stormwater runoff, drinking water protection, watershed planning, and public education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Provide technical assistance and cost-sharing to livestock, cash crop, fruit, and vegetable operations for the development of conservation plans and implementation of Best Management Practices in the Black Creek, Oak Orchard, Oatka Creek, and Tonawanda Creek watersheds.
  • Assist watershed committees and landowners with watershed planning efforts using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Continue to assist in the creation of watershed management plans for Oatka Creek, Black Creek, and Oak Orchard.
  • Provide technical and financial assistance for the 32 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in the four targeted watersheds where need exceeds available resources.
  • Continue funding on-site specific projects including streambank stabilization to reduce erosion and sedimentation and the implementation of Best Management Practices on priority non-CAFO agricultural lands.

Hamilton County

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
P.O. Box 166
Lake Pleasant, New York 12108-0166
PH: 518-548-3991 FAX: 518-548-7803
e-mail: hcswcd@frontiernet.net
Contact: Elizabeth Mangle

The Hamilton County FLLOWPA program is guided by the Hamilton County Water Quality Strategy and addresses a number of priority issues including lake and stream monitoring to identify problem areas and analyze trends, remediation of specific water quality concerns, and public education and outreach regarding local water quality concerns. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Continue monitoring 21 lakes and the streams and rivers that flow into those lakes to provide baseline information on lake water quality.
  • Identify, monitor and/or control high priority, site specific concerns such as sediment loading, faulty septic systems, Eurasian water milfoil and other invasive aquatic and terrestrial plants.
  • Expand volunteer monitoring programs and streambank restoration projects.
  • Educate seasonal and full time residents of Hamilton County about watershed dynamics, lake ecosystems, invasive species, stormwater, and nonpoint source pollution.

Herkimer County

Herkimer County Soil and Water Conservation District
5653 State Route 5
Herkimer, New York 13350
PH: (315) 866-2520 ext. 3 FAX: (315) 866-8870
e-mail: gerry.smithson@ny.nacdnet.net
Contact: Gerry Smithson

Herkimer County’s FLLOWPA program focuses on water resource issues identified by the Herkimer County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC) including agricultural best management practices, nutrient management, management of on-site septic systems, erosion and sediment control, stormwater and flood hazard mitigation, water supply protection, data development and enhancement, and proper land use management. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Enable the Herkimer County WQCC to continue to implement a long-term monitoring and assessment program to establish baseline data and determine trends in water quality within high priority watersheds.
  • Implement best management practices to reduce erosion and sedimentation, recycling agricultural wastes, managing nutrients, protecting drinking water supplies, and managing stormwater.
  • Continue Herkimer County WQCC’s groundwater monitoring program to document annual trends in groundwater quantity.
  • Develop public education initiatives to increase the awareness of water quality and quantity issues throughout the county.
  • Support the development and distribution of publications, public workshops, and school functions to support other key initiatives at the state, county, regional and local levels (ex. Stormwater Phase II program).
  • Enhance and support the continued application of enhanced data management systems.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
21168 NYS Route 232, PO Box 139
Watertown, New York 13601
PH: 315-782-2749 FAX: 315-782-3054
e-mail: cwatkins@centralny.twcbc.ny
Contact: Christine Watkins

The Jefferson County FLLOWPA program focuses on the recommended actions of the County’s Water Quality Strategy by addressing the protection of the county’s water resources, documenting water quality trends and identifying problems, locating sources of drinking water and sanitary contamination, and educating the public. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Continue long-term monitoring of priority watersheds to establish baseline data, determine trends, and identify problems.
  • Monitor groundwater quality and private drinking water sources to identify areas of concern and develop educational programs for residents.
  • Support the Jefferson County AEM Program by providing technical assistance for comprehensive nutrient management planning for non-CAFO farms.
  • Implementation of soil stabilization (hydroseeding) practices to reduce sedimentation, in addition to educating local highway staff on the importance of this practice.
  • Provide cost-share assistance to individuals or municipalities with failing septic systems.
  • Track the establishment and spread of invasive aquatic species throughout the county.

Lewis County

Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District
5274 Outer Stowe Road, Suite 1
Lowville, New York 13367
PH: 315-376-6122 FAX: 315-376-8717
e-mail: nichellebillhardt@lewiscounty.ny.gov
Contact: Nichelle Billhardt

The FLLOWPA program in Lewis County addresses stormwater, failing septic systems, drinking water contamination and other water quality problems, nutrient and waste management, and erosion and sedimentation issues. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Implement recommended Best Management Practices based on the Black River Watershed Management Plan.
  • Utilize bioengineering techniques to minimize erosion on over 10 acres, while also educating highway departments and contractors on proper erosion control procedures.
  • Develop digital soil data to allow land use decisions to be based on the latest soils information and prioritization of areas needing remediation or stabilization.
  • Provide sampling equipment and educational classes on biological and chemical water quality monitoring to over 300 students and adults.
  • Assist local lake associations in educating their shoreline residents on proper septic system design and maintenance.
  • Assist in the certification of two on-site wastewater inspectors.
  • Provide a cost-share program for remediation of failing septic systems based on demonstrated need.

Livingston County

Livingston County Planning Department
6 Court Street, Room 305
Geneseo, New York 14454-1043
PH: 585-243-7550 FAX: 585-243-7126
e-mail: hferrero@co.livingston.ny.us
Contact: Heather Ferrero

The FLLOWPA program in Livingston County supports programs aimed at preserving Conesus Lake as a valuable natural resource.

OWPA funding is used to:

  • Reduce soil erosion hydroseeding county and town roadways.
  • Reduce aquatic weed and algae growth by promoting the use of agricultural Best Management Practices and reducing the cost of conservation improvements such as cropping and manure handling on farms in the watershed.
  • Assist the Conesus Lake Watershed Inspection Program and the Conesus Lake Watershed Council by supporting research needs and water quality monitoring.
  • Sponsor public education events to increase awareness of lake and watershed issues, water quality, watershed management, and the Conesus Lake Watershed Management Plan.
  • Support implementation of the watershed management plan recommendations.

Madison County

Madison County Planning Department
County Office Building, Box 606
Wampsville, New York 13163
PH: 315-366-2498 FAX: 315-366-2742
e-mail: scott.ingmire@madisoncounty.ny.gov
Contact: Scott Ingmire

Madison County focuses its FLLOWPA program on a variety of issues including: invasive species management and research, water quality monitoring, GIS development, stream restoration and erosion control, and agricultural BMP implementation. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Continue to coordinate local participation in the NYSDEC and NYS Federation of Lake Associations volunteer water quality monitoring program.
  • Implement strategies determined by past Eurasian watermilfoil research efforts focusing on biological control options.
  • Implement various agricultural Best Management Practices on priority farms in Madison County as part of the Agricultural Environmental Management process.
  • Continue to foster increased conservation tillage practices on cropland to reduce sedimentation in the Oneida Lake watershed.
  • Plan and install prescribed grazing systems on farms in the county.
  • Educate and work with landowners to protect and restore streamside buffers along priority streams.
  • Continue water quality monitoring on important local streams including Otselic Creek, the Tioughnioga River, and the Chenango River.
  • Support aquatic weed harvesting by the Madison County Federation of Lake Associations.
  • Continue to develop the county’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) capabilities for water resources planning and management.

Monroe County

Monroe County Department of Environmental Services
145 Paul Road
Rochester, New York 14624
PH: 585-753-7684 FAX: 585-208-8783
e-mail: andysansone@monroecounty.gov
Contact: Andy Sansone

Monroe County’s FLLOWPA program focuses on the protection of industrial and drinking water supplies, fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, and stormwater runoff. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Partially support the continuation of water quality monitoring at 9 monitoring stations.
  • Continue to support the oxygenation of Irondequoit Bay to maintain bay quality.
  • Perform segment analysis on a rural tributary to the Genesee River, the Oatka Creek watershed to identify sources of phosphorus.
  • Purchase media time to promote the advertising campaign designed to grow awareness of personal responsibility for maintenance of water quality.

Niagara County

Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, New York 14094
pH: 716-434-4949
FAX: 716-434-4985
E-mail: mark.seider@ny.nacdnet.net
Contact: Mark Seider

The FLLOPWA program in Niagara County focuses on water quality issues such as non-point source pollution from nutrients and sediment. Sources of pollutants consist of contaminated sediments, storm sewers, agriculture, urban runoff, and stream bank erosion. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Assist local municipalities with the implementation of the Phase II Storm Water regulations.
  • Continue planning in all watersheds within the county with an emphasis on agricultural non-point source pollution control and providing technical assistance to farmers.
  • Continue countywide water quality sampling programs to assess stream health and prioritize sites contributing to stream degradation in order to direct abatement efforts to areas causing the greatest problems.
  • Implement Best Management Practices to protect water quality on farms including barnyard water management, milkhouse waste treatment systems, silage leachate filter strips, stream bank stabilization, stream crossings, and fencing.
  • Stabilize five acres of stream banks and ditches to decrease nutrient inputs and sedimentation.

Oneida County

Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District
121 Second Street
Oriskany, NY 13424
PH: 315-736-3334 FAX: 315-736-9547
e-mail: kevin-lewis@oneidaswcd.org
Contact: Kevin Lewis

Oneida County’s FLLOWPA program continues to focus on implementing the Oneida Lake Watershed Management Plan and addresses water resource protection, agricultural best management practices, reducing erosion and sedimentation from construction sites, stormwater runoff, and public education. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of farms that have participated in the AEM program by monitoring upstream and downstream of manure storage facilities and silage leachate collection facilities.
  • Develop a forest and woodland management plan that focuses on windbreak establishment and other silviculture best management practices on logging sites.
  • Continue to provide support for the Envirothon program for high school participants and stormwater program for contractors, codes officers, and municipal officials.
  • Organize a tire recycling day and an agricultural plastics collection and recycling project.
  • Create an internet mapping system incorporating historical photographs, soils, DEC wetlands, roads, and flood plains.

Onondaga County

Onondaga County Department of Health
421 Montgomery Street
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor
PH: 315-435-6600 FAX: 315-435-6606
e-mail: russellnemecek@ongov.net
Contact: Russell Nemecek

Onondaga County’s FLLOWPA program is guided by the County’s Water Quality Strategy which focuses on priority waterbodies and drinking water protection, invasive species control, agricultural best management practices, water quality monitoring, and stormwater management. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Collaborate with Cayuga, Madison, and Oswego Counties and citizen groups on a multifaceted water chestnut control program in the Oneida Lake/Three Rivers system.
  • Expand the native plant restoration program where water chestnut has been eliminated.
  • Continue to control aquatic plants in Tully Lake, Deruyter Reservoir and Skaneateles Lake.
  • Install agricultural best management practices in the Oneida Lake, Otisco Lake, Tully Lake, West Tioughnioga, and Seneca River watersheds.
  • Reduce stormwater runoff and water quality pollution by educating the public (and constructing) rain gardens and other techniques.

Ontario County

Ontario County Planning Department
20 Ontario Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424
PH: 585-396-4489 FAX: 585-393-2950
e-mail: Betsy.Landre@co.ontario.ny.us
Contact: Betsy Landre

Ontario County’s FLLOWPA program continues to focus on aquatic vegetation control, watershed inspections, water quality planning, and watershed management projects in the Seneca, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Canadice, and Hemlock Lake watersheds. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Harvest invasive aquatic vegetation on Honeoye Lake.
  • Maintain a groundwater database of information gathered from well drillers and sampled wells to enhance hydrologic information in the county GIS database.
  • Incorporate various equipment and software for GIS application and data development to enable collection, utilization and management of data generated by various FLLOWPA supported projects.
  • Continue watershed planning and management projects including land cover analysis, watershed studies for lakes and surface waters in the county including Grimes Glen, and technical assistance for stormwater and nutrient management.
  • Monitor Honeoye Lake tributaries.
  • Conduct an environmental education outreach project to support conservation efforts in Grimes Glen.
  • Provide support for the County’s Water Quality Coordinating Committee.
  • Inspect newly installed and existing septic systems in the Seneca Lake watershed, Town of Geneva.

Orleans County

Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District
446 West Avenue
Albion, New York 14411
PH: 585-589-5959 FAX: 855-347-7122
e-mail: Katie.Sommerfeldt@ny.nacdnet.net
Contact: Katie Sommerfeldt

The Orleans County FLLOWPA program addresses the impacts of sediment, nutrient, and pathogenic contributions largely through agricultural related non-point source pollution. FLLOWPA funds will be used to:

  • Continue water quality monitoring and data collection in the top three priority watersheds in the county to track sources of nutrients, sediments and sodium.
  • Assist local highway departments in seeding up to 10 acres of drainage ditches, streambanks, and installation of waterlines to decrease nutrient inputs and sedimentation.
  • Hold workshops to educate residents about identifying/reporting invasive aquatic species, on-site wastewater treatment, maintaining healthy streams, stormwater regulations, and source water protection.
  • Purchase equipment that can be shared by towns and villages in the county that will be used to reduce erosion, flooding, and improve the maintenance of ditches and swales.
  • Assist farmers and municipalities in improving areas of environmental concern such as barnyard management, nutrient management planning, or stream bank/roadside erosion problems.
  • Conduct field demonstrations of tillage practices and pest management including small field test plots for state-of the-art equipment and practices.
  • Mow ditches that can not be mowed with conventional equipment due to slope or steepness, rather than using chemicals or dredging.

Oswego County

Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District
3105 NYS Route 3
Fulton, New York 13069
PH: 315-592-9663 FAX: 315-592-9595
e-mail: joe.chairvolotti@oswegosoilandwater.com
Contact: Joe Chairvolotti

The FLLOWPA program in Oswego County focuses on a variety of water resource concerns including failing septic systems, aquatic invasive species, nutrient loading, sedimentation, and erosion. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Repair three to five failing septic systems for homeowners located within the Governor’s Quality Community Program area.
  • Control up to 50 acres of invasive aquatic plants by mechanical harvesting in the Oneida River and Oswego River.
  • Support chemical control and handpulling initiatives within Central New York waterways.
  • Continue to monitor streams in the Sheldon Creek subwatershed in conjunction with recently installed best management practices to reduce soil erosion and nutrient losses.

Schuyler County

Schuyler County Soil and Water Conservation District
PO Box 326
Montour Falls, New York 14865
PH: 607-535-9650 FAX: 607-535-3011
e-mail: jerryverrigni@hotmail.com
Contact: Jerry Verrigni

The Schuyler County FLLOWPA program addresses water quality issues in the watersheds of Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake and the watersheds of 3 small lakes (Lamoka, Waneta, Cayuta) and streams in the Susquehanna River watershed. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Collaborate with the County’s Watershed Department to continue the successful cost share program to replace 35 more steel septic tanks.
  • Continue to collaborate with the county and eight town highway departments to improve road ditch maintenance procedures to reduce erosion from storm water runoff.
  • Implement Best Management Practices and specific projects designed to improve water quality throughout the county.
  • Continue to expand GIS capabilities to assist planning decisions relating to water quality.
  • Continue a monitoring program on the four major lakes in the county to document water quality status and trends and to guide management decisions.
  • Continue water quality education programs in the county’s high schools and support lake associations’ education efforts.
  • Continue to produce a SWCD newsletter to inform residents of water quality issues and activities.

Seneca County

Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation District
2041 US Route 20, Suite #2
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
PH: 315-568-4366 FAX: 315-568-2414
e-mail: james.malyj@ny.nacdnet.net
Contact: Jim Malyj

Seneca County’s FLLOWPA program focuses on water quality problems in the Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake watersheds including sediment loading, aquatic plant growth, and algae blooms. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Continue mechanical aquatic plant harvesting in Cayuga and Seneca Lakes and the Cayuga/Seneca Canal to remove invasive vegetation and improve access, navigation, and recreation opportunities.
  • Assist county and town highway departments reduce erosion and sedimentation from exposed road banks by providing technical and financial assistance.
  • Provide engineering, technical and financial assistance to municipalities and/or landowners for stream bank stabilization projects with the goal of controlling erosion and sedimentation.
  • Continue the water quality monitoring programs on Cayuga and Seneca Lakes.
  • Produce a quarterly newsletter for distribution to Seneca County residents and public officials communicating information about local, state and federal environmental programs.
  • Provide training for programs including septic system design, Agricultural Environmental Management whole farm planning, and storm water management programs.
  • Continue to provide support for the “Seneca Lake Area Partners in 5 Counties” grassroots organization and implementation of the Seneca Lakes Watershed Management Plan.

Steuben County

Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District
USDA Service Center
415 W. Morris Street
Bath, New York 14810-1038
PH: 607-776-7398 ext. 3 FAX: 607-776-7487
e-mail: jgparker@stny.rr.com
Contact: Jeff Parker

The FLLOWPA program in Steuben County is guided by the Steuben County Water Quality Strategy and addresses sedimentation and erosion, nutrient loading, invasive aquatic plants, and stormwater management. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Continue to collaborate with lake associations to conduct weed harvesting and water quality monitoring on Keuka Lake, Salubria Lake, Smith Pond, and Demmon Lake.
  • Continue water sampling programs on Smith Pond, Loon Lake, Salubria Lake, and in the Meads Creek watershed to identify problems and trends and guide management actions.
  • Collaborate with the Steuben County Department of Public works to seed 85 acres to prevent erosion and sedimentation.
  • Complete four streambank stabilization projects and 2,000 feet of bioengineering.
  • Support education and outreach to local town planning, code enforcement officers and contractors on the importance of Phase II compliance.
  • Provide assistance in developing and implementing sediment and erosion control plans.

Tompkins County

Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District
903 Hanshaw Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
PH: 607-257-2340 ext. 115 FAX: 607-257-7896
E-mail: jnegley@tompkins-co.org
Contact: Jon Negley

Tompkins County’s FLLOWPA program focuses on the issues identified in the County’s Water Quality Strategy including sedimentation and other threats to public water supplies, stormwater management, and public education and outreach. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Support a cost-share program to assist landowners and municipalities in implementing flood mitigation projects in high priority watersheds.
  • Documents the condition of the watershed and prioritize sites and segments for future projects for the Flood Hazard Mitigation Program.
  • Continue support for the coordination of monitoring efforts in the Cayuga Lake watershed.
  • Continue a technical assistance program that supports the Tompkins County Stormwater Coalition, local citizen based watershed organizations, municipalities and individual landowners.
  • Continue the successful hydroseeding and mulching program throughout the county.
  • Conduct education and outreach programs in conjunction with the monitoring of the southern basin of the Cayuga Lake watershed.
  • Support the Town of Ulysses aquifer study.
  • Support the continued operation of two USGS gauging stations on Sixmile Creek.

Wayne County

Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District
7312 Route 31
Lyons, New York 14489
PH: 315-946-7200 FAX: 315-946-7200
e-mail: wayneswcd1@rochester.rr.com
Contacts: Lindsey Gerstenslager

The FLLOWPA program in Wayne County supports both short and long term strategies identified by the Water Quality Coordinating Committee including water resources monitoring and planning, public education, pollution abatement, and aquatic plant management. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Mechanically harvest approximately 1,000 tons of nuisance aquatic weeds from heavily utilized recreational areas in Sodus Bay, Port Bay, Blind Sodus Bay and East Bay.
  • Assist landowners through a cost-sharing program for repairs or upgrades to failing septic systems, marine pump-out facilities and pesticide mixing facilities within close proximity to priority waterbodies.
  • Partially fund efforts to assist municipalities with the NYS Stormwater Program and MS4 Program initiatives.
  • Provide public education and outreach including technical assistance, literature and brochures.

Wyoming County

Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District
Wyoming County Agriculture & Business Center
36 Center Street, Suite D
Warsaw, New York 14569
PH: 585-786-5070 FAX: 585-786-0381
E-mail: gmckurth@email.com
Contact: Greg McKurth

Wyoming County’s FLLOWPA program helps to initiate and implement many programs that meet local needs such as Phase II Stormwater Management Regulations, streambank erosion, CAFO regulations, public awareness, and implementation of Best Management Practices. FLLOWPA funds will be used to:

  • Install Best Management Practices and engineering for agricultural nonpoint source pollution control.
  • Complete AVStrEAMS on county watersheds and assist in providing maps for water quality program implementation.
  • Demonstrate Best Management Practices on major stream channels and tributaries.
  • Conduct stormwater management education programs.
  • Create water quality education programs and materials for other water quality concerns in the Lake Ontario Basin.
  • Stabilize road ditches by hydroseeding and implementing Best Management Practices to reduce sedimentation to local waterbodies.

Yates County

Yates County Soil and Water Conservation District
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, New York 14527
PH: 315-536-5188 FAX: 315-536-5136
E-mail: cjpetersen@rochester.twcbc.com
Contact: Colby Petersen

The FLLOWPA program in Yates County serves to enhance local and state programs aimed at assessing and reducing sediments, pollutants, and pathogens entering Seneca, Keuka, and Canandaigua Lakes. FLLOWPA funding is used to:

  • Provide technical assistance to towns for site plan review and to contractors/landowners in developing and implementing stormwater management plans.
  • Assist with stormwater education programs targeted at municipal officials and contractors.
  • Hydroseed or bale mulch 10 acres for critical area water quality protection.
  • Pump and inspect 150 septic systems located within 200 feet of the lakeshores of two Finger Lakes.
  • Identify and implement corrective actions for failing septic systems.
  • Assist with education and training programs for code enforcement officers, contractors, and real estate personnel.
  • Support NYS AEM farm planning through implementing Tier III programs on prioritized farms.
  • Support water quality monitoring efforts on the Finger Lakes in the county.
  • Assist the County Planning Department with expanding GIS utilization at county and municipal offices.

Kristy LaManche, Program Coordinator
Sandy Tuori-Bell, Program Assistant
Water Resources Board
3105 NYS Route 3
Fulton, NY 13069
T: 315-592-9663 F: 315-592-9595
 
Finger Lakes - Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance is a coalition of all 25 counties in New York State's Lake Ontario drainage basin.
FLLOWPA fosters coordinated watershed management programs across the Lake Ontario Basin based on local needs.