"Rural communities like Putnam just have not had the resources available to them to identify and fix many stormwater hot spots. We hope this program will be one of many which will provide assistance to our local governments and help them protect Lake George," continued Lender.
The LGA's in-kind services will include collecting all available geographic data and the physical collection and analysis of points in the Gull Bay area.
The planning project should be completed by the end of 2011. The final recommendations generated from the stormwater investigation will used to put together a request for technical assistance from the Watershed Environmental Assistance Program. The Watershed Environmental Assistance Program operates via the Lake Champlain Basin Program in cooperation with the USACOE. If accepted as a viable project, it will receive 65 percent federal funding with a 35 percent local match.