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

  This day-long conference will convene riverfront stakeholders to advance resiliency planning for the Hudson estuary’s unique natural and community resources in an age of sea-level rise due to climate change. Speakers with expertise in science, planning and design, resource management, and decision-making process will discuss the natural history of the river; emerging issues and… Read more »

Erosion and Sediment Control Construction Activity Training

The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a 4-hour training course on Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction Activity. Through the NYS DEC Stormwater Permit GP‐0‐15‐002, all developers, contractors and subcontractors must identify at least one trained contractor from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the SWPPP, and have at least… Read more »

Congressman Paul Tonko to Co-host Manufacturing Survey Workshop

On Monday, March 13, 2017 Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) will co-host a Census Bureau Manufacturing Surveys Workshop. The workshop will cover business and demographic data released by the Census Bureau and  the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) among other topics. There is no charge for this workshop. To register please call Congressman Tonko’s Albany… Read more »

Funding Opportunities for Watershed Restoration

Two funding opportunities are available for watershed connectivity restoration, and tributary restoration and resilience. The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program has released a Restoration of Watershed Connectivity grant. The grant is focused on assessing, prioritizing, and planning for mitigating culverts that disrupt fish habitat and create flooding issues…. Read more »

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 »