Read about four exciting opportunities in 2015!
Hoosic River Revival News

Dear Bill,

Our dream of bringing the Hoosic back to life is becoming a reality!

 

2014 HIGHLIGHTS

  • The South Branch will be the location for our pilot project ---approximately one mile stretch of the river, with much of the corridor owned by the City;
  • The Board of Directors chose these criteria for the pilot project: same flood protection; a healthier river with recreational opportunities; connections to downtown, the bike path, and Greylock Market;
  • Completion of the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Two-Dimensional Model of the Flow of the entire 2.3 miles, required before we can do any modification of the flood control system;
  • Best of all, the Massachusetts Legislature and Governor Deval Patrick have allocated $500,000 so we can go from conceptual drawing to 50% design of our pilot project, and begin the challenging ‘permitting process’! (Read more about this here)
The South Branch could go from this :
 

To a revitalized river similar to restorations happening in Los Angeles and Kansas City:
 

Los Angeles River Restoration

or:


Kansas City


AND FOR 2015!

More challenges and opportunities. . .
  • Choosing a river restoration firm to design the South Branch ---firms from Boston to Denver have expressed interest in the RFP posted by the State of Massachusetts;
  • Working closely with our state elected officials to convince in-coming Governor Baker of the importance of continuing to support our river restoration;
  • Enhancing support in the community with civic presentations and a variety of South Branch activities, such as music, art making, fishing, and riverside clean-up;
  • Raising funds to hire professionals to help with the negotiation of complex financial, location, and pollution issues;
As always, we appreciate all you are doing to help us bring the Hoosic back to life.
 
Lastly, want to stay informed about our project? Check out our website and Facebook pages. And for additional information, please contact me! 
 
WE WISH YOU A HOLIDAY SEASON OF JOY WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

Judy Grinnell, President of the Board of Directors
Tel:413.212.2996 or HoosicRiverRevival@gmail.com
P.O. Box 434, North Adams, MA 01247

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