Center for Regional Excellence
4039 Route 219, Suite 200
Salamanca, NY 14779

Phone: (716) 945-5301
Fax: (716) 945-5550

2019 Local Government
Corporate Sponsors
Gernatt Asphalt Products
Williamson Law Book Company

2019 Local Government
Corporate Supporters
Applied Business Systems, Inc.

Comp Alliance
Clark Patterson Lee
E&M Engineers & Surveyors
G&G Municipal Consulting
Larson Design Group
MRB Group
Young Explosives

CAP - Community Assistance

2019 CAP Members
2018 CAP Members


Staff Contact: Sam Lewis (716) 945-5301 Ext. 2205  

Watershed-Related Links
'Annual Stormwater Conference
'Stormwater Outdoor Demonstration Training Day Booklet
'Inventory of Mapping and Structural Conditions

'Watershed Coalition: The Southern Tier West Watershed Coalition was established to assist STW in developing a Watershed Management Program to implement various projects and improve stormwater management practices through stormwater trainings and demonstrations. The Coalition comprised of 25 agencies from within Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.  From the Coalition's membership, an Education Committee was established with approximatley ten agencies represented.

'2010:  Southern Tier West received funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission to implement a Regional Watershed Assessment.  The purpose of the project was to conduct an assessment of the four watershed basins located in the Southern Tier Region (Lake Erie, Allegheny River, Genesee River, and Chemung Creek) to include characterization of the watersheds, identification of key issues and questions, and a description of the current conditions. During the initial stages of implementation, input from the Regional Watershed Task Force (later renamed the Regional Watershed Coalition) steered the project toward a concerted effort to (1) document current understanding of stormwater management and related considerations, (2) illustrate linkages between stormwater management considerations and economic challenges faces by municipalities in the STW region, and (3) set the stage to begin systemically and proatively addressing these issues, thus moving away from the more expensive, but much more common, reactive approach.

'2013:  Southern Tier West received funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission to implement aStormwater Managment and Education Program.  This program was a direct result from recemmendations from the STW Regional Watershed Coalition during the implementation of the Regional Watershed Assessment Project.  Through a municipal survey and a mapping exercise conducted; numerous meetings and discussions over the period of the Assessment Project; the number one need expressed was Education.

With financial assistance from ARC and through a partnership with Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, STW had the opportunity to utilize acreage on the DPW Campus located at 8810 Jack Ellis Drive in Little Valley, NY to develop green infrastructure practices and erosion/sediment control practices for demonstration and educational purposes.  The Stormwater Outdoor Demonstration Site serves as a permanent hand-on training facility showcasing stormwater "best managment practices".  The outdoor training facility was designed by local engineers and built by local forces -- all members of the STW Regional Watershed Coalition.  A Stormwater Demonstration Site Feasibility Study was completed, which provides the feasibility and estimated costs of building out the training facility.

'2014:  With the assistance of the Cattaraugus County DPW, STW hosted the Grand Opening of the Stormwater Outdoor Demonstration Training Facility at the DPW Campus in Little Valley, NY.  A total of 139 people attended, 139 participated in the demonstration, 12 vendors participated, 17 coalition members, 4 speakers, and STW staff.