WHO WE ARE
CHNA was organized in 2012 in response to two developments with over 1000 units proposed for Columbia Hill and down the road from Columbia Hill. This project would deplete our water supply, greatly endanger our streams and wetlands, dramatically alter our rural environment, and undermine the safety of the roads for all drivers in the area.
A new version of this plan, with over 600 units, is now on the table.
We seek a properly conceived and scaled project for Columbia Hill. It is only when we ensure a viable infrastructure that we will maintain the lifestyle we have chosen. To accomplish this we will engage necessary decision makers and help guide sustainable development.
THE 2015 FESTIVAL
All Building projects should be monitored in terms of the environmental impact of the construction and then of the project itself. One way that we can do this is to monitor the streams beneath Columbia Hill.
CHNA is monitoring the East branch of Mongaup River from the bridge on Main Street, where it begins, to the Town of Thompson Park. We will monitor 3 locations, along the stream and another tributary to establish a baseline.
In the event of building or exploratory work occurring, we can increase the frequency. Any dramatic change in the stream will be reported to Brodhead Water Shed Stream Watch who has more clout than we have in bringing about change.