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ENB - Region 3 Notices 3/8/2017

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (NYS GOSR), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lynx at River Bend Gold Club, Inc will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed The Lynx at River Bend Gold Club, Inc. project located at 87 Neversink Drive in the Town of Deerpark, New York. Future construction-related activities ($100,000.00) will involve the removal of sediment deposited by the storms from seven existing ponds and returning the ponds to pre-storm depths. The sediment from these dredging activities will then be relocated to areas on the subject property to repair existing golf cart paths, which were washed away during the storms, and to help create approximately sixteen naturalized areas. Aeration of all fairways will also occur, along with replanting and fertilization of portions of fairways. Mitigation-related activities ($100,000.00) are proposed for new plantings in the new naturalized areas. The sediment from the dredged ponds will be placed at grade to allow the planting of trees, shrubs and grasses to create naturalized areas in order to avoid the need for turf repair resulting from future flooding events. All newly planted areas will be mulched. Approximately 5.5 acres of wetlands would be disturbed, and approximately 62 acres of floodplain, of which 53 acres are within a floodway, would be disturbed. Any ground disturbance from the future funded activities will only occur in previously disturbed areas.

Contact: Lori A. Shirley, NYS GOSR, 38-40 State Street, Hampton Plaza, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 474-0755, E-mail:

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