Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sidney Center Launches Watershed Project


PRESS RELEASE: Sidney Center - November 6, 2007

The Sidney Center Improvement Group will host a town hall meeting regarding the on-going water and flood issues - The Watershed Project - on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at the Sidney Center Fire Hall.

"This will be a 'visioning' event to identify what we want to see with respect to protecting our property, the streams, and wildlife that make-up the watershed," comments Joe Lally, President of The Sidney Center Improvement Group.

Representatives from the National Park Service,Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation, the Upper Susquehanna Coalition, Town of Sidney Planning Board, and other agencies have been invited to assist with this process.

This past August a meeting took place in Sidney Center that resulted in a vote to expand the watershed to include not only Willow Brook and the section of Carr's Creek in Sidney Center but the entire Carr's Creek which empties into the Susquehanna River.

"The Watershed Project" is taking a comprehensive approach to addressing stream repair and maintenance so that the risk of devastating flooding in the future will be minimized," says Lally. "With proper management from state and local services the destruction caused by the flooding can be mitigated. Less destruction means less cost to property owners, less cost to taxpayers, and more importantly -- no loss of life."

CONTACT: Joe Lally at 607-437-9656

About S.C.I.G.

Sidney Center, New York, United States
The Sidney Center Improvement Group (SCIG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grass roots organization based in Sidney Center, NY. The small Hamlet of Sidney Center - like many upstate NY towns, villages, and hamlets, has had it’s fair share of challenges over the years. However, thanks to a group of dedicated residents who gathered for a visioning meeting in 2006, SCIG is now a thriving community group who's sole purpose is increasing the quality of life for all who live in Sidney Center and for future generations.