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Thursday November 8, 2018
9:00 AM
Contact  Shannon Dougherty or Emily Sheridan

NYSDEC invites you to join other regional stakeholders in a basinwide partnership to advance ecosystem-based management (EBM) opportunities for New York's Great Lakes basin, as identified in the state's interim Great Lakes Action Agenda (GLAA).

Meeting objectives include:

  • Share information on funding and resources, key project updates and collaborative opportunities relevant to sub basin work plans.
  • Discuss progress of EBM demonstration area watersheds and identify next steps.  

Four sub-basin work groups provide a unique opportunity to connect, coordinate and collaborate with other groups and agencies working locally and basinwide.

Please join us for one or more of the following meetings:

  • Lake Erie Work Group - November 7th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm -- Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr, Depew, NY 14043
  • SW Lake Ontario Work Group - November 8th, 9:00am - 12:00pm -- Watershed Education Center, 5828 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville, NY 14480
  • NE Lake Ontario Work Group - November 29th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm -- Potsdam Civic Center Community Room, 38 Main St, Potsdam, NY 13676
  • SE Lake Ontario Work Group – November 30th, 10:30am - 2:00pm -- Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation office, 7413 County House Rd. Auburn, NY 13021

All NYS Great Lakes stakeholders are invited to participate -- including environmental orgs, academic institutions, state and federal agencies, local government, individuals and other diverse stakeholder groups (business, health, recreation, planning, etc).

Please let us know if you can make it:

RSVP to greatlakes@dec.ny.gov at least one week in advance of the meeting you plan to attend.

Questions or comments?

  • Lake Erie & SW Lake Ontario Work Groups: Shannon Dougherty, 716-851-7070
  • SE & NE Lake Ontario Work Groups: Emily Sheridan, 315-785-2382

10:30 AM
Contact  Office of Climate Change

In this webinar, we will discuss what financial and social factors local leaders should consider in addition to environmental pressures. We will also discuss what community resiliency is and how to plan for it, and some of the components of resiliency planning that your community may already be doing. Finally, the webinar will discuss some funding options to conduct resiliency planning, or to undertake projects that make your community, services, and facilities more resilient. The speaker will be Khris Dodson, the Associate Director of the Environmental Finance Center at Syracuse University.

Please see the URL under “Additional information” for more detail on how to register and join the webinar on November 8th.  For assistance with WebEx, call 1-800-697-1323 or 518-408-6487. Or visit https://collaborationhelp.cisco.com/?language=en-us and select or search for the WebEx topic that you need help with. 

6:30 PM
Contact  (716) 683-5959
Location  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Dr. Depew, NY 14043 - Map

Jason Kulezewski, Clean Energy Coordinator for the UB Regional Institute, and Lou DeJesus of PUSH Green will provide an overview of solar energy options available to homeowners. The workshop will explain how solar energy works and what community and residential solar programs and incentives are available in Western New York.

Participants will also explore home energy efficiency programs and discover practical tips for saving money by conserving energy at home. Win a home energy efficiency kit provided by PUSH Green!

Light refreshments provided. Registration required - call Reinstein Woods at (716) 683-5959.

Contact  Lands & Forests

Find out what other local tree boards are doing in the Hudson Valley area. Topics include creative ways to reach out to new volunteers and how to effectively work with your local government to accomplish projects. ISA, CNLP, AICP credits pending. 2 Planning and Zoning Credits available.

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