Thursday, June 14, 2018

Town Meeting on Hillsdale Natural Resources Inventory

The Hillsdale Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) will host a public meeting on June 14 at 7 pm at the Hillsdale Town Hall to introduce the town’s Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) project. Everyone is invited to learn about and add to the NRI project.

The NRI is intended to be a practical reference for Hillsdale residents, landowners, developers, municipal agencies, and others interested in caring for the land and water of the town. It will compile information about and explain the significance of, for example, the town’s landforms, streams, groundwater, good farmland soils, habitats, plants and animals of conservation concern, and places of scenic and recreational value.

At the June 14 meeting, consultants to the town-planner Nan Stolzenburg and mapping specialist Rick Lederer-Barnes-will present the NRI project and draft maps of our resources. You will have a chance to review and comment on the preliminary maps, identify places of special environmental or scenic importance throughout the town, and contribute other information to the project from your own knowledge of the land. All are invited to attend the meeting, and light refreshments will be served.

You can get more information about the NRI from the CAC webpage on the Hillsdale Town website, or by emailing email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The NRI project is funded by a grant to the town from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.