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Saw Kill Watershed Community Press Release

June 13, 2018 06:12 pm Updated: June 13, 2018 06:12 pm

Drinking Water Protection: Communities Keep Water Safe

The Saw Kill Watershed Community (SKWC) will hold a community information meeting on steps local communities are taking to keep drinking water safe in the Saw Kill and its watershed on Wednesday, June 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the historic Elmendorph Inn in Red Hook. Speakers will include Gary Bassett, Mayor of the Village of Rhinebeck, who will discuss the formation and goals of the Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council (the Hudson 7). Dan Shapley of Riverkeeper and Elisa Chae of the DEC will discuss drinking water scorecards and the resources that are available for community drinking water protection.

About the Saw Kill Watershed Community
The Saw Kill Watershed is largely in the Town of Red Hook, but also includes parts of Milan, Rhinebeck, Tivoli, and the BardCollege campus. Bard College has helped to catalyze the creation of the SKWC, which is made up of community members living in the watershed, members of the conservation advisory councils of the Towns of Red Hook and Milan, Bard College professors and staff, local, county and state officials, the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, and several nonprofits, including Riverkeeper and Scenic Hudson. The development of this group and the monitoring program has been supported by the Hudson River Estuary Program, the Hudson River Foundation, and BardCollege.