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Richmond seeks permits for Mill Creek restoration project

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The town of Richmond has officially applied for necessary environmental permits from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to commence a stream restoration project along Mill Creek. This initiative aims to restore approximately 4,500 linear feet of the stream, located downstream of the East Lake Road bridge on County Road 36. The project, falling within regulated areas of a Class 1 freshwater wetland, is subject to DEC oversight and a public comment period before permits can be granted.

Officials from DEC Region 8 have reviewed the project and determined that it will not significantly impact the environment. The town’s objectives for the restoration include reducing sediment inflow into the creek, enhancing aquatic functions, and mitigating flood risks, contributing to the overall health of the local ecosystem.

The public has the opportunity to review the filed application documents and submit written comments until May 2. For further details or to express concerns, interested parties can contact Robert Call at the DEC Region 8 office in Avon.