Streams and the Impacts of Infrastructure: What Municipal Leaders Should Know – November 4, 2017

Don’t miss this one of a kind training opportunity with field session!

For town and county municipal boards and highway departments

Streams and the Impacts of Infrastructure : What Municipal Leaders Should Know

“Learn how streams work and ways your community can minimize risks and damage from flooding”

Date:                   Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time:                  9:00 am – 12:00 pm (refreshments provided)

Location:           Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties

Agroforestry Resource Center and Bowery Creek Training Facility

(6055 State Route 23, Acra, NY 12405)


Get the information you need to make the best decisions to manage streams and limit impacts to associated infrastructure.  This training features a one of a kind opportunity to learn in the field on a local stream.  Participants will visit stream-side learning stations that demonstrate the concepts and processes described in the classroom.  This program will also highlight concerns about poorly designed culverts and efforts being made address the issue.

This FREE training includes an extensive field session RAIN OR SHINE, please dress appropriately.

Certificates of attendance for 3 hours of municipal training credits will be provided.

Topics covered in this training include:

  • A primer on streams and ways to maintain or improve stream stability.
  • Best practices for stream-road crossings and ongoing efforts to identify and replace problem culverts.
  • An exploration of the Bowery Creek, a damaged stream in the process of stream evolution.
  • Current programs, resources and funding opportunities in support of community watershed resiliency.


Space is limited!  Refreshments provided.
Register Online:

Or By Phone :  518-622-9820 X41