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Stormwater Consortium of Rockland County

Please see the Stormwater Consortium of Rockland County contacts here.

The Stormwater Consortium of Rockland County was formed between Cornell Cooperative Extension and the towns and villages of Rockland County to collaborate and share resources on stormwater management.

The Consortium is comprised of  all 24 Towns and Villages within Rockland County who must abide by the  NYSDEC stormwater permit (the ‘Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (“MS4”) permit). The intention of the MS4 permit is to reduce Pollutants of Concern commonly associated with stormwater pollution to the Maximum Extent Practicable. Establishing a Consortium has provided a platform for the exchange of information, grant funding, and ideas for meeting the current and proposed permit requirements.  The MS4 permit has six minimum measures, as outlined below. You can find more information on the MS4permit  here.

1.  Public Education and Outreach

2.  Public Involvement and Participation

3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination(IDDE)

4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control

5. Post Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment

6. Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping in Municipal Operations

Keep Rockland Beautiful 

The Great American Cleanup- April – May

The Great American Cleanup is an annual event that brings out over 4 million volunteers nationwide. Join thousands of Rockland County residents who come together each spring to remove tons of litter from our streets, parks, and waterways to make our community a cleaner, greener, and healthier place to live. Information on Great American Cleanup community events will be available come February. In the meantime, to learn more about how you can get involved, contact:

Sara Fernandez, Cleanup Coordinator
Cleanups@keeprocklandbeautiful.org | (845) 708-9164

Fall Waterways Cleanup: September – November

Join us for the Fall Waterways Cleanup. Know a place that needs a cleanup? Gather your friends, family, and/or neighbors to go out and clean. Group cleanups like these are great for community service, team-building, and family-fun!

 2 Ways to Join KRB's Fall Waterways Cleanup

#1 Choose your own time & location. We'll equip you no matter when and where you go. Sign-up Online.

#2 Join a group event. Including: Minisceongo Creek Watershed Alliance, Nanuet Chamber of Commerce, and Village of Spring Valley. Event Dates and Details

For more info, visit  Keep Rockland Beautiful website.

Cleanups are not limited to these two campaigns - you can head out and clean up at any time! Want to beautify an area of your choosing? Let Keep Rockland Beautiful know! They supply volunteers with all necessary cleanup materials, and can help in identifying a littered sites as well. What are you waiting for?  Register now!

Contact

Jennifer Zunino-Smith
Environmental Resource Educator
jmz75@cornell.edu
(845) 429-7085 x125

Last updated September 7, 2021