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Tuesday May 18, 2021
10:00 AM

Join NYS ReLeaf’s Leatherstocking Region committee for a workshop on the power of grants and partnerships in furthering municipal urban forestry programs.

Presenters will provide information on the DEC’s Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Grant Program and the importance of engaging other interested organizations to help fund and foster a successful program in your neck of the (urban) woods. Urban Forestry Partnership Coordinator Christina Mclaughlin will provide an overview of state and federal funding along with advice and tips for improving your grant applications. City of Watertown Planner, Mike DeMarco, will discuss Watertown’s experiences with the DEC’s UCF Grant Program and other local groups involved in helping to further Watertown’s urban forestry program. Matt Spitsen, Program Manager for Alliance for Community Trees from the Arbor Day Foundation will talk about the importance of partnerships, and how to find and build connections.

Registration on WebEx for this event is required: 

12:30 PM
Contact  Office of Climate Change
Location  Online / Virtual

Please join us on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 12:30-2:00 p.m. for a NYSERDA webinar titled "How Your Community Can Engage with the Climate Smart Communities Program."

The webinar will provide an overview of the role of Climate Smart Communities certification as a high-impact action under the NYSERDA Clean Energy Communities Program. There will also be a panel discussion with speakers from three communities who will describe their journeys to becoming certified Climate Smart Communities.

Registration is required:

• Agenda-CEC Workshop_May_18_2021_pcs.pdf

2:00 PM
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
Location  Online / Virtual

The next meeting will be held virtually using WebEx on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

Follow the instructions below to register for the virtual meeting:

Click on Marine Resources Advisory Council April 2021 Meeting. Enter your name and email address. If required, enter meeting password MRAC0421

Alternatively, you can dial into the meeting by calling (518) 549-0500 and entering Meeting ID # 185 949 9988.

Visit DEC's Public Participation website for additional information on how to participate in DEC virtual meetings.

6:00 PM
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

A virtual public meeting has been scheduled on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Webex (virtual platform) regarding a proposed remedy to address contamination related to the Former Bethlehem Steel Site #915009 (Lackawanna, Erie County), within New York’s State Superfund Program.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn more about the cleanup and how to participate in the upcoming virtual meeting.

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