The Stormwater Consortium of Rockland County was formed to allow for a collaborative approach to addressing water quality concerns. This approach has led to the development and implementation of a comprehensive State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) Phase II compliance program.
The Consortium, comprised of 24 participating Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), has worked to achieve the six minimum control measures. Participating MS4s include all 5 towns and 19 villages in Rockland County. Establishing a Consortium has provided a platform for the exchange of information and ideas for meeting the new permit requirements.
In collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Soil & Water Conservation District, the Consortium has provided the following:
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:
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!
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!
For more info, visit Keep Rockland Beautiful website.
Last updated January 10, 2020