Paul Smith’s College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is seeking landowners to assist in protecting and improving local rivers and streams by participating in Stream Wise.Stream Wise is a new voluntary program that promotes and recognizes good stream stewardship. For more information visit their website. AWI received funding from the Lake Champlain Basin Program to serve as a local Stream Wise host organization for the region. In this role AWI works closely with landowners in the Saranac River watershed providing free stream assessments, resources, and technical assistance for property owners to help protect and restore healthy waterways.
AWI will be offering free Stream Wise assessments in the Saranac River watershed which includes portions of the Towns of Santa Clara, Harrietstown, North Elba, St Armand, Brighton, Franklin, Black Brook, Saranac, Beekmantown, Dannamora, and Plattsburgh.
The Stream Wise Assessment Protocol for properties on streams and rivers is based on research conducted on riparian buffer programs, regulations, and guidelines for Vermont, New York, and Quebec under a grant sponsored by the Lake Champlain Basin Program.
To enroll in Stream Wise email email@example.com.
Photo provided: Heathy rivers and streams provide important habitat for wildlife like this Great Blue Heron. Credit: Wiltse/PSC AWI.