Senator Bonacic Announces Public Hearing to be Held on Trout Stream Management

September 18, 2017

(Middletown, NY)- State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced today that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will hold several public hearings in each DEC Region this fall to provide an overview of the state's approach to trout stream management. The meetings will also elicit feedback from trout stream anglers regarding their preferences and expectations for the management of these waters.

The meeting for DEC Region 3, which includes the counties of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster, will take place on October 5 from 6:30-9:00pm at 21 South Putt Corners Rd. New Paltz, NY 12561.

“The Delaware and Neversink Rivers as well as the Willowemoc Creek are all located in the 42nd Senate District and all three provide some of the best trout fishing in the country,” said Senator Bonacic. “I would strongly encourage all the anglers in my district to make their voices heard to the DEC.”

The meetings will feature a 30-minute presentation describing how DEC currently manages trout streams and will include key findings of a statewide study completed in 2015. The presentation will be followed by a 90-minute discussion period aimed at identifying the measures of trout stream angling quality most important to this segment of New York's the angling public.

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