Northeast Drought Assessment and Building Early Warning Capacity Meetings

The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, in Partnership with NOAA and the National Integrated Drought Information System will be hosting discussions regarding the Northeast Drought and building capacity for a Drought Early Warning System for the region. Two meetings will be held simultaneously on February 27, 2017 in Ithaca and Voorheesville, NY and the… Read more »

2017 Stormwater Training Courses Available

The Eastern New York Stormwater Regional Training Center 2017 Course Schedule is available and registration is open. Click Here for a registration form. The New York Stormwater Regional Training Centers (SW RTC) are a Statewide Partnership between Saratoga and Orange County Cornell Cooperative Extensions, the Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board, and the… Read more »

Hudson River on the Rise: Waterfront Planning for Communities and Nature

Join Scenic Hudson for a day-long conference to advance resiliency planning for their unique natural and community resources in an age of sea-level rise due to climate change. “All Hudson Estuary riverfront stakeholders—including municipal officials, community leaders, landowners, planners, resource managers, regulators, developers and private sector professionals—are invited to hear speakers with expertise in science, planning and… Read more »

New Green Infrastructure Funding Sources Webpage

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water has posted a new Green Infrastructure Funding Page that lists a number of state, federal and other programs that may fund green infrastructure projects. Green Infrastructure is the use of vegetation, soils and natural processes to slow stormwater and increase absorption into the ground.