Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update March, 2015

The Environment and Energy Program’s monthly update contains information on: upcoming events, outdoor recreation, green living tips, environmental resources and materials, and environmental notice bulletins for Dutchess County. The update is sent out via e-mail, and is also posted on the CCE Dutchess website on the first Friday of every month.

Please click here to view the entire update for the month of March, 2015.

Highlights from the Monthly Update:

Upcoming Events:

  • Highlighted Event: Reviewing Stormwater Management in Site Design: A Guide for Planning Board Members: Thursday, March 19, 2015: 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Farm and Home Center, 2715, Route 44, Millbrook, NY. (Snow date: Thursday, March 26th at the same time and location). Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) and the Dutchess County Environmental Management Council (EMC) are hosting a forum on green infrastructure and how to use the Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation District’s “Reviewing Stormwater Management in Site Design: A Guide for Planning Board Members.” The forum will also include strategies for smoother stormwater review for planning boards. A question and answer session will follow. Click here to view the flyer. Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided. For more information and to register, visit: www.greeninfrastructureforum.eventbrite.com.

  • Postponed to snow date! Determining Peak Flow Under Different Scenarios and Identifying Undersized Culverts: Tuesday, March 10, 2015: 7 – 9 pm. Ancram Town Hall, 1416 County Route 7 Ancram, NY 12502. Learn how to identify undersized culverts that could present as hazards in your community. A collaboration between the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program, Cornell University, and Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts, this project is identifying culverts that might be too small now, or in the coming decades. This talk will describe the project and its results in the Punch Brook and Shekomeko sub-watersheds. This event is free and open to the public. Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided. Click here to view the flyer. Register: https://ancramculverts.eventbrite.com.
  • Climate Smart Communities Webinar: Mobilizing Regional Climate Action: Thursday, March 12, 2015: 10:30 am – 12 pm. This webinar will demonstrate examples of how communities can work with place-based institutions, such as colleges and universities, and local governments to meet the growing challenge of climate change. This webinar will kick off with an overview and description of NYSDEC’s Environmental Excellence Awards and how interested communities can receive statewide recognition for their sustainability projects. Register: Please respond with both your name and community affiliation via either e-mail or telephone to the Office of Climate Change at climatechange@dec.ny.gov or 518-402-8323.