For Immediate Release: September 4, 2013
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ANNOUNCES HYDE PARK WILL RECEIVE $20,000 GRANT FROM DEC FOR FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT
HYDE PARK, NY -- Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) has announced today that the Town of Hyde Park has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, in partnership with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) for their flood mitigation project. On May 23rd, 2013, Senator Gipson issued a letter in support of the Town of Hyde Park’s grant application.
“I commend the Town of Hyde Park for their efforts to proactively seek flooding solutions and thank the Estuary Program and NEIWPCC for providing this funding,” said Senator Gipson. “I championed this project because as storms become more intense in the Hudson Valley, increasing our communities’ resilience in anticipation of these storms is essential to resident safety and our economic viability.”
The grant will go towards designing two projects to increase flood resilience in neighborhoods that are repeatedly damaged by major flooding. In the Hamlet of Staatsburg, the grant will fund an engineering study for storm water retention and/or redirection on the adjacent Dinsmore Golf Course. In the Roosevelt Road neighborhood, the town will use funds to produce conceptual plans and cost estimates to determine the best flood mitigation measures.
“We are happy to receive this funding so that we can take the first step in resolving long term flooding issues in Staatsburg and on Roosevelt Road,” said Town of Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr.