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Announcing a Notice of Intent for the GreenThumb Gardens Water Supply Project in New York City

Comments due by May 24
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Announcing our intent to prepare a water supply plan and environmental impact statement for the GreenThumb Gardens Network of Urban Gardens in New York, New York. 

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) New York State Office announces its intent to prepare a water supply plan and environmental impact statement for the GreenThumb Gardens Network of Urban Gardens in New York, New York. The comment period closes May 24, 2024. 


The proposed watershed plan will examine alternative solutions to address insufficient agricultural water supply to support the food production needs of the identified community gardens. A program of NYC Parks, the GreenThumb Community Gardens include 254 food-producing community gardens across the city.  


NRCS is requesting comments to identify significant issues, potential alternatives, information, and analyses relevant to the proposed action from all interested individuals, Federal and State agencies, and Tribes. We will consider comments received after May 24 to the extent possible. For more information, read the full notice on Regulations.gov, or contact Dennis DeWeese at (315) 477-6527 or dennis.deweese@usda.gov
 

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