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Monday, December 11, 2017

Keep NYC Waterways Clean

From our friends at NYC H2O.


City Council Hearing on Stormwater Infrastructure
This Wednesday December 13, 2017 10 AM
City Council Chambers, New York City Hall

Dear NYC H2O Enthusiast,

Please attend the City Council hearing on sewage infrastructure this Wednesday and consider giving testimony.

The City and State need to hear how concerned waterway advocates are about the lack of transparency in the approval process and the proposed plans for stormwater infrastructure. When finally implemented in 2030, the current plan will leave 20 billion gallons of raw sewage in our waterways each year.

The NYC DEP and NY State (DEC) did not provide the public with an opportunity to voice our concerns about the City's flawed Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plans before they approved them in March of this year (see the SWIM Coalitions's fact sheet about this here).

We need to call on the City Council to ensure that NYC gets raw sewage out of our waterways.

Please pass the word about the hearing to everyone you can and let us know you're coming by joining the SWIM Coalition's Facebook Event here!


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

National Registry Update

I just received the following email. A huge thank you to Matt Malina and the folks at NYC H2O. There have been so many folks from concerned residents to various community organizations, local community boards, city / state / federal politicians who worked to save the Ridgewood Reservoir from development, but NYC H2O gave the final, necessary big burst of energy to get it done:


From: Jennifer Betsworth (PARKS)
Date: Dec 7, 2017 2:39 PM
Subject: Ridgewood Reservoir

All –

I’m happy to confirm that the State Review Board voted unanimously to recommend the Ridgewood Reservoir for nomination to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Congratulations! Early next week, the structure will be formally listed on the State Register and the package will be mailed out to the National Park Service. You should receive a letter notifying you along the way. It typically takes about 2-3 months to hear back from the NPS, and I’ll let you know once I’ve heard any news.

Matt – it was great to finally meet you, and to have you and Steve speak on behalf of the project. The board always enjoys hearing from the people behind the projects, who have worked diligently and passionately to bring them to fruition.

Have a great weekend!

Jennifer Betsworth
Historic Preservation Specialist
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Peebles Island State Park
P.O. Box 189
Waterford, New York 12188


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