The Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded funds to three counties included Ulster and Columbia.

DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that $316,767 in grant funding for three projects to help reduce  localized flooding and restore aquatic habitats in tributary streams of the Hudson River Estuary.

Rensselaer, Ulster, and Columbia Counties were awarded the funds.

Commissioner Seggos said:

Governor Cuomo has made record investments to protect and restore the Hudson River, create new and expanded recreation access, and improve community resiliency. Partnering with communities, environmental groups, and civic organizations, New York has significantly improved the ecological health and resiliency of the Hudson River Estuary, and these grants will sustain these efforts into the future

Ulster County will receive $101,800 of the funds, which will used to develop a road-stream crossing municipal management plan for road-stream crossings within the town of Esopus encompassing streams that include the Swate Kill-Wallkill River tributaries, Black Creek, Twaalfskil Brook, and Roundout Creek tributaries including all culverts under town and county jurisdiction.

More information can be found on the DEC's website.