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Thursday June 6, 2019
10:30 AM
Contact  Office of Climate Change

Please see the URL under “Additional Information” for more detail on how to register and join the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar on June 6th.

The Climate Smart Communities Grant program provides 50/50 matching grants to local governments of the State of New York for projects focused on climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas mitigation outside of the power sector. The eligible entities are cities, towns, villages, and county governments, including boroughs of New York City.

The 2019 round is now open through the Consolidated Funding Application. Applications are due by 4:00 PM, Friday, July 26, 2019.

In 2019, $11 million is available for implementation projects related to flood risk reduction, extreme event preparation, reduction of vehicle miles travelled (VMT), reduction of food waste, reduction of landfill methane leakage, and reduction of hydrofluorocarbons emissions from refrigeration and other air conditioning equipment.

In addition, $700,000 is available for planning, inventory, and assessment projects that are part of a strategy to achieve Climate Smart Communities Certification. This year there are 15 eligible project types that align with the requirements of 15 specific Climate Smart Communities certification actions.

DEC’s Office of Climate Change will provide a webinar on this grants program on Thursday, June 6 from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. During the webinar, staff will describe grant program requirements, eligible project types, application evaluation and scoring, and useful information sources. Time will be reserved for staff to answer questions from the audience.

7:00 PM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or 5Rivers@dec.ny.gov
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map


Bats in New York State are suffering from white-nose syndrome, which has caused the decline of many different species of bats. This area of the state is where this syndrome was first discovered. Now the disease is in over half of US states and is still spreading. Five Rivers’ Jones Barn is home to a colony of little brown bats, one of the species that was hardest hit by the syndrome. Join us for this indoor training and the first bat count of the season. Please call ahead to pre-register for this event. This event will be postponed in the event the weather does not meet the survey protocol.

NOTE: Organized groups (scouts, schools, hiking clubs, etc.) are welcome, but are asked to call Five Rivers at 518-475-0291 to register.

LegendFive Rivers Workshops

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