Free Tire Recycling Day! Register by September 25, 2020. Sponsored by Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Free Tire Recycling Day! When: October 7 and 8, 9am to 4pm. Where: 449 New Salem Rd. Voorheesville, NY. Registration forms due by September 25 2020. OPEN TO ALBANY COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY! This event is organized by the Albany County Soil and Water District. See Flyer for more information.

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Coalition Board Meeting September 18, 2020, 8:30am-10:00am, Skype For Business videoconference. Public welcome.

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, September 18, 2020. If you would like to access the meeting, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited, agenda here

 

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4 Hr Erosion and Sediment Control Training – August 18 and 25, 2020 (videoconference)

The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering the NYSDEC approved 4 hour Erosion, Sediment Control and Stormwater Training over multiple dates (August 18 and August 28, 2020). The training will be conducted through Zoom and the cost is $75 per person. To register contact the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District at 518-623-3119. See flyer for more information.

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The DRAFT Stormwater Permit Annual Report is available for public comment. Comments due May 15, 2020, 4pm.

By June 1, regulated MS4/municipalities must file with NYSDEC an Annual Report which describes progress over the past year implementing requirements named in the MS4 Stormwater Permit. Prior to finalizing the report, a DRAFT Annual Report is made available for public comment.

Comments can be submitted using the Coalition website, by email, phone call, or by contacting local municipal stormwater staff (see Member pages). If you would like to share comments about the annual report at a public meeting, contact 518-447-5645.

This joint report includes individual reports from Albany County, the University at Albany-SUNY, City of Albany, Town of Bethlehem, City of Cohoes, Village of Green Island, Town of Guilderland, Town of New Scotland, Village of Voorheesville, and the City of Watervliet.

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Coalition Board Meeting – March 20, 2020 – Town of Colonie – 8:30am to 10:00am. Public welcome! – MEETING CANCELED

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited and welcome!

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Jan 20 Coalition Board Meeting – Public Welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s is meeting Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com.

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Two Stormwater Coalition job openings! Applications due: November 18, 2016

The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County has (2) vacancies for the position of Stormwater Program Technician Assistant. (See Job Description & Application Information). They are 40 hr/wk positions with benefits, salary competitive, contingent on experience. These multi-year grant funded positions will focus on mapping stormwater infrastructure owned and operated by regulated municipalities. Training provided as needed. Some academic coursework required, however work experience, ability to work with others, and a commitment to protecting and improving water quality is highly valued.

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Free webcast! November 16 “Non-Traditional MS4s”

The live, free webcast titled, “Non-Traditional MS4s” is Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 1pm to 2:30pm, at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY. If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645.

This is the second of two 2016 Center for Watershed Protection webcasts purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of the Coalition public education and outreach program. See See flyer for details. For information about other Center for Watershed Protection webcasts go to the Center’s website.

From the Center for Watershed Protection website: “Some MS4s have their own unique characteristics that make developing a stormwater plan a challenge. Examples of non-traditional MS4s include college campuses, airports, and prisons. This webcast will look at how these special MS4s are treated in the regulatory process, and examine unique characteristics for successful planning.”

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Free webcast! October 12 “Retrofitting Revisited: Forward Into the Past”

The live, free webcast titled, “Retrofitting Revisited: Forward Into the Past” is Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1pm to 2:30pm, at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY. If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645.

This is the first of two 2016 Center for Watershed Protection webcasts purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of the Coalition public education and outreach program. See See flyer for details. For information about other Center for Watershed Protection webcasts go to the Center’s website.

From the Center for Watershed Protection website: “This webcast will focus on the restoration of urban and suburban watersheds through stormwater retrofitting. In particular, we will revisit some past case studies highlighted in earlier webcasts and discuss the design and implementation of stormwater retrofit practices, how the retrofits have been performing, and what lessons we learned during the process. The webcast will also provide information about the cost and pollutant removal performance of stormwater retrofits.”

 

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What’s happening with our local streams? Volunteers needed to monitor streams in July!

The Stormwater  Coalition is organizing 4 volunteer stream monitoring events, Thursday evenings from 4pm to 8pm, 7/7; 7/14; 7/21; and 7/28. No experience necessary! We will be monitoring in the Krumkill, Bozenkill, Vlomanskill, and Dry River watersheds. See flyer for details.

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