October 1st, 2014; 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Haverstraw Town Hall, One Rosman Road, Garnerville, New York 10923
Presented by Bill Nechamen, NYS DEC Floodplain Management Section. Learn about how recent changes to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program may affect your residents of your municipality. This presentation will provide information on the Community Rating System, which helps to reduce flood insurance premiums in participating communities.
For more information, click here.
September 20, 2014; 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7, Ancram, NY 12502
Learn about the natural resources of Columbia County’s southwest corner at a participatory workshop and wine and beer social organized by the Ancram Conservation Advisory Council. Gretchen Stevens, Director of Hudsonia Ltd.’s Biodiversity Resource Center, and Kim Tripp, DO, PhD, former Director of The New York Botanical Garden, will present Ancram’s Natural Resource Conservation Plan.
For more information, contact Jamie Purinton, Chair: 518-329-2337
September 17 & 18, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Honor’s Haven Resort, 1195 Arrowhead Road, Ellenville, NY
This Conference is presented by the Community and Regional Development Institute, which is co-sponsored by the Cornell University’s Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) and NYS Water Resources Institute.
The Conference will focus on water resource infrastructure. Over the two-day period, participants will engage in dynamic discussions and workshops to promote informed decision-making in support of sustainable community and economic development. The institute is designed for a diverse audience of local government officials (elected, appointed, & staff), CCE Educators, practitioners, economic developers, community leaders, and university and college faculty in the region. For more information, visit: www.cardi.cornell.edu
August 26th, 2014; 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Catskill Town Hall, 439 Main Street, Catskill, NY
Presented by: Ron Frisbee, CCE Columbia Greene & Gretchen Stevens, Hudsonia. This seminar includes an overview of stream dynamics and flooding, and a presentation on Catskill Creek habitats and their role in flood prevention. This seminar will increase your understanding of how streams work and steps communities can take to decrease vulnerability to flooding. For more information or to register: (518) 622-9820 x 33.
July 24th, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Orange County Community College
1 Washington Center, Kaplan Hall, Great Room, Newburgh, NY 12550
Presenter Jason Winner, Conservation GIS Manager at Scenic Hudson, will show how Scenic Hudson’s Sea Level Rise Mapper lets users visualize future scenarios of sea level rise and coastal flooding. This mapping tool can be used to identify municipal resources that are at risk and strategize for resiliency and adaptation.
The event is free, but please register in advance.
For more information regarding the Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project,
July 9th, 2014; 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY
Join Riverkeeper’s Kate Hudson, Watershed Program Director, and Scenic Hudson for a presentation about the risks of crude oil transportation in the Hudson Valley. This presentation is made possible by the generosity of the venue host, Basilica Hudson.
Background: Until recently, there was little or no crude oil transported in the Hudson Valley. Due to the growth of oil production, up to 5 billion gallons of crude oil is being transported through the Hudson Valley annually by train, barge and ship today. This virtual pipeline could affect our communities and environmental resources. Further, proposed Hudson River oil facility expansions and the proposed development of a regional pipeline could increase the transport of crude oil locally by as much as 3.8 billion gallons annually.
This event is free and open to the public.