Promoting Wise Management of Natural Resources in Greene County, New York Since 1961

image3491Completed Brandywine stream restoration projectEstablished in partnership with NYC DEP in 1996, this program seeks to advance state-of-the-art watershed management projects, policies and programs to improve and protect the Schoharie Creek and its tributaries.

Initiatives for towns and landowners overseen by the SWSMP include:

Stream Management Implementation Program (SMIP)
The Schoharie Watershed Advisory Committee (SWAC), formed in 2008, selects priority projects to be funded by the Stream Management Implementation Program (SMIP). SWAC members represent the collective interests of local government, property owners, watershed agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Stream and Floodplain Restoration Projects
Reducing rates of erosion and addressing private and public infrastructure problems while improving water quality.

Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative
Assists landowners in better stewardship of their riparian (streamside) area through protection, enhancement, management, or restoration. Funds are available for landowners and towns for projects.

Stream and Watershed Assessments
Technical assistance for landowners and towns to solve stream related problems in a manner that improves water quality.

Education & Outreach
Informational programming and publications to increase knowledge of watershed issues and programs.

For additional information on the Schoharie Watershed Stream Management Program contact Joel DuBois, GCSWCD Program Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (518) 622-3620.