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Catskill receives grant to plan for climate change

Jun 05, 2013 5:16 am
The Associated Press is reporting Catskill is one of three villages statewide to be awarded grants to prepare for sea-level rise and waterfront flooding related to climate change. The funding was awarded by the state Department of Environmental Conservation from its Hudson River Estuary Program in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission. A spokesperson for the interstate commission says recent storms such as Irene, Lee and Sandy have shown that the threat of climate change is real and that communities need to prepare for future flood events. In addition to Catskill, the grants are going to programs in the villages of Piermont and Stony Point, both located in Rockland County. Read the full Associated press story in the The Republic online.