UDC debates hurricanes, floodplains and wetlands
William Rudge of the NY Department of Environmental Conservation said there is extensive information about wetlands available on the agency’s website at www.dec.ny.gov/lands/305.html.
Council members next learned that visitation statistics gathered by the NPS show that while approximately four percent of the population that visits the Upper Delaware region comes to swim, there are no designated swimming areas for them to do so. “There are many reasons for that,” said Hahn. “We cannot provide lifeguards and there are no lifeguarded areas.”
It was also reported that the NPS is involved in 13 multi-agency research studies in the region, and that the federal agency is fairly certain it will be facing a 1.7 % budget cut in January.
In other matters, a committee was appointed to identify
nominees for the council’s 2013 officers. The slate will be presented at the next meeting on December 6 and voted on at the January 3, 2013 meeting. The UDC meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at 211 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, NY. The public is welcome. For more information visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or call 845/252-3022.