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Tuesday April 25, 2023
1:00 PM
Contact  Ingrid Haeckel
Location  Online / Virtual

Nature is an integral part of climate solutions – but what does that mean for local governments? Natural areas store and sequester carbon, cool temperatures, and buffer storm surges and floods. New York’s Climate Smart Communities Program supports local governments in adapting to climate change, building community resilience, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Participating communities benefit from free technical assistance and access to grants. This webinar will focus on climate smart actions related to land-use planning and protecting nature.

This webinar will cover:

  • key roles natural areas play in climate resilience;
  • an overview of the Climate Smart Communities Program;
  • an introduction to climate smart actions for planning, zoning, and protection of natural areas
  • a case study of climate smart conservation and land-use policy from the Town of New Paltz
Date: April 25, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Online Via WebEx


Christine Vanderlan, Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell
Ingrid Haeckel, Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell
Eleanor Peck, Hudson Valley Regional Council
Neil Bettez, Town of New Paltz
Amanda Gotto, Town of New Paltz 

6:30 PM
Contact  Megan Gollwitzer, Office of Communication Services, 716-851-7201

Join DEC biologists to learn about the latest management efforts of Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River fisheries. DEC will discuss research and assessment activities currently being conducted for species such as walleye, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, steelhead, lake whitefish, lake trout, cisco, and prey fish.

All are welcome to attend this free event and registration is not required.

Location: The Lodge at Woodlawn Beach State Park, S-3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell, NY 14219 (Erie County)


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