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Understanding and Managing Floodplains for Healthy Watersheds and Resilient Communities
November 2, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York Sea Grant (NYSG) announced an upcoming watershed training workshop to help inform municipal planning, zoning, and code enforcement boards about the impact of various land uses on local water quality and watershed health. Participants will learn about floodplains and watersheds, why these features are important, and how they can be better protected with land use tools and best management practices.
As part of the workshops, an interactive watershed game will be used to engage attendees in identifying and developing solutions to address issues of local concern, including localized flooding, erosion, and community development interests. The goal is to empower municipal decision makers to maintain and enhance healthy floodplains to increase watershed health and resiliency and improve the water quality of New York’s Great Lakes and tributaries. For most municipalities, the Local Government Workshop fulfills State-required training for local planning officials. A certificate of participation may be requested for the number of hours of attendance. American Institute of Certified Planners Certified Maintenance credits are pending.
Funding for this workshop series is provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Cooperating Technical Partners Program, National Sea Grant Office Visioning Funding, Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, Chautauqua Lake Watershed Management Alliance with support by the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, and the New York State Environmental Protection Fund under the authority of the New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Act.
New York Sea Grant is a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York and one of 34 university-based programs in scientific research, education, training, and extension under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.
Registration Information: https://seagrant.sunysb.edu/articles/t/register-now-fall-2022-local-government-training-workshops-coastal-community-development-program-news
Registration Fee: $30
Register by October 25, 2022
For questions email Mary Austerman at email@example.com