Columbia County Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable
Tuesday, September 25th , 2012 7:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church 555 Joslen Blvd, Greenport, NY 12534
The 3rd Roundtable featured guests from the Town of Hyde Park, Emily Svenson, a Town Board member and former CAC member, and Michael Dupree, Planning Board Chair, who spoke about the evolution of their CAC and its relationship with the planning board, particularly how it helps them when working with applicants.The CAC has been very active with community education and helped the town to establish Critical Environmental Areas (CEA’s C. Critical Environmental Areas (CEAs) – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation ) that assist the SEQR review process.
CLC will continue to convene the Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable three times a year, with guest speakers who can address issues of mutual interest. If you have a topic or guest speaker to recommend, please contact Ellen Jouret-Epstein at 518.392.5252, ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a CAC member, trying to form one, or just want to know more about what they are and what they do.
For more information on Critical Environmental Areas (CEAs), as discussed at the last Roundtable, the Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA), a consortium of conservation volunteers in the lower Hudson Valley, has a website with useful resources, including a presentation about the Town of Hyde Park’s process for designating CEA’s.