CWC awards not-for-profit flood grants

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Margaretville — Five not-for-profit organizations will receive grants of up to $10,000 from the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) to help repair structural damage caused by flooding in August 2011. The CWC Board of Directors approved the awards at recent monthly meetings.

The Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia, Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, Middletown American Legion Post #216 in Margaretville, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1545 in Windham and Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville were approved for funding. All sustained major damage during Tropical Storm Irene, and most are still struggling to make repairs.

The CWC distributed more than $3 million in flood recovery grants to 150 businesses in the months immediately following the disaster. In January of 2013 the board set aside unexpended funds from that program, drawn from the Catskill Fund for the Future (CFF), to also assist non-profit organizations and museums.

The CWC is a non-profit, local development corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River. For more information, go to www.cwconline.org, or call toll-free 877 928-7433.