MakingWaves - Sustainable Shorelines Webinar; Resiliency Projects in Wayne & Monroe Counties

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MakingWaves - News From the Division of Water

In This Issue:

  • Sustainable Shorelines Webinar: Nature-based Shoreline Projects and Initiatives 
  • Resiliency and Economic Development Initiatives in Wayne and Monroe Counties

Sustainable Shorelines Webinar: Implementation of Nature-based Shoreline Projects and Initiatives since 2015 

Attend the Sustainable Shorelines Webinar on Friday, December 18 at 1:30 p.m. to hear about efforts over the past five years to advance nature-based shoreline protection in New York. Presentation topics include: implementation of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act, Great Lakes nature-based shoreline and coastal resilience updates, monitoring natural and nature-based shoreline features, and projects and progress along the Hudson River, Niagara River and Long Island.

For more information and to register, go to the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve's website

Resiliency and Economic Development Initiatives in Wayne and Monroe Counties

Sodus Point REDI Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that construction has begun on a $7.58 million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) project in the Village of Sodus Point, Wayne County, which will protect public areas, businesses, and homes from lakeshore flooding. He also announced that the installation of a protective dune system to address the loss of beachfront from erosion and flooding in the village was completed last month.

In the Town of Irondequoit, Monroe County, work on two wastewater pump stations was completed. Existing sanitary sewer pumps at the German Village and Sea Breeze Waste Water Pump Stations were replaced with more efficient pumps to increase the capacity, efficiency, and resiliency of the systems. DEC was the lead agency for these projects, each awarded $150,000 by the REDI Commission.

In response to the extended pattern of flooding along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, Governor Cuomo created REDI to increase the resilience of shoreline communities and bolster economic development in the region.