WQIP and Engineering Planning Grants Available

Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) and Engineering Planning Grants Available The DEC is accepting applications for the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program and the Engineering Planning Grant.  These grants are part of the NYS Regional Economic Development Councils Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). The WQIP program has $25.9 million available and the Engineering Planning Grant has up… Read more »

Population Estimates: Capital District Data for March/April

How has the population changed in the Capital Region?  How do we measure up to the rest of Upstate New York? The March/April issue of Capital District Data is now available. In this issue, we examine how the region’s population has changed.  For example, we’ve seen about a 1.5% increase in the overall regional population; Saratoga and Albany… Read more »

Solar Workshop for Public Officials

Planning and Zoning for Solar PV The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) NY-Sun PV Trainers Network and the Washington County Planning Department invite all local public officials involved in the planning, permitting, inspection, or approval processes for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to attend the Planning and Zoning for Solar PV Workshop. April… Read more »

Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators

The 2016 WAVE training sessions are open for registration. DEC is recruiting participants for the 2016 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments in streams and rivers as part of the Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE) project. WAVE data are used to augment the work of the DEC Stream Biomonitoring Unit, which samples… Read more »

Local Government Spring Workshop Wrap-Up

On March 31, the Capital District Regional Planning Commission held its Local Government Spring Workshop at Hudson Valley Community College, featuring relevant and timely topics for planning board members, zoning board of appeals members, municipal officials, and local professionals alike.  Links to presentations and materials can be found below. Plenary Session: Resiliency Planning presented by the NYS Department… Read more »