Saturday, January 11, 2020

St. Lawrence River Watershed Online Survey

St Lawrence River Watershed Project

The St. Lawrence Watershed lies at the border of New York State and Canada. The St. Lawrence River serves as the gateway between the North Atlantic and the Great Lakes. At its most downstream point in the United States, the Saint Lawrence drains an area of nearly 300,000 square miles.

The area within New York State covered by the watershed revitalization plan includes a 5,600-square-mile region that spans the Northern and Western Adirondacks and the lake plains of the St. Lawrence Valley, including the villages and cities of Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Theresa, Potsdam, Canton, Tupper Lake, Paul Smith’s, Ogdensburg, Malone, and Massena.

St. Lawrence River Watershed Project partners, including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), have released a survey seeking input from New Yorkers with knowledge of the watershed.

The short online survey seeks information from the public about interactions with these land and water resources, and how a revitalization plan can address regional concerns.

Survey results are expected to help guide St. Lawrence River Watershed Project partners in the development of a revitalization plan. The watershed planning process is considering projects that could spark natural resource protection, economic investment, regional sustainability, and community revitalization.

The survey will be open until January 15, 2020.

To learn more about the St. Lawrence River watershed, contact Emily Sheridan, Eastern Great Lakes Watershed coordinator, at (315) 785-2382 or Emily.sheridan@dec.ny.gov.

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