About LEWP

Founded in 2007, the Lower Esopus Watershed Partnership is an inter-municipal coalition in Ulster County in Upstate New York: Town of Saugerties, Town of Ulster, Town of Hurley, Town of Marbletown, Town of Olive, City of Kingston, and the Village of Saugerties.

The mission of LEWP is to foster appreciation and stewardship of the Lower Esopus Watershed through a variety of partnerships. Its objectives include:

  • enhance water quality and stream function
  • promote floodplain management
  • support ecosystem health and diversity
  • encourage compatible agricultural, cultural, economic, municipal, and recreational activities