October 1, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Webinar
October 8, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Webinar
October 15, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Webinar
October 18, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Field Trip, Location TBD
As the woods become vibrant with color this fall, the Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension are offering landowners an opportunity to grow their knowledge with Woods in Your Backyard – Taking Action to Create and Enhance Natural Areas on Your Property.
Participants attend three webinars (October 1, 8, 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm) followed by a field trip to visit private forest properties (October 18th). Assure your space by registering by September 22. For details and registration, click here or contact Diana Bryant.
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,