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City of Albany works to preserve nearby reservoirs

Oct 29, 2019 12:18 am
The Altamont Enterprise reports that last week Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan was at the Alcove Reservoir in Coeymans to announce the Albany Water Board’s partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The City of Albany gets its water from the Basic Reservoir in Westerlo and the nearby Alcove Reservoir in southern Albany County. The new partnership also covers Troutner Lake, a wetland acquired to protect the water supply. “The city working with The Nature Conservancy has done a detailed management plan to improve carbon sequestration,” said Mark King, who directs the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy. “The city has committed to managing its forests for additional carbon storage. They put a dollar value on that storage. The city is selling the carbon credits.” The Albany Water Board received $100,000 from the sale of carbon credits this month, and may make $1 million over the next ten years. Read more about this story in The Altamont Enterprise.