Stormwater Coalition Board Meeting-September 21, 2012

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Directors will meet on Friday, September 21, 2012, 8:30am to 10:00am, at the Village of Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street. Public welcome!

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Get The Dirt on Stormwater-Live, Free Webcast! Sept 19 Noon-2pm Pine Bush Discovery Center

Produced by the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) and purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program, this is one of a series of free webcasts taking place at various venues in Albany County. For more information about this webcast series, see flyer.

Here’s what CWP has to say about this webcast:

“Recently, stormwater management has become dirty business, meaning that the dirt has a lot to do with the effectiveness of stormwater practices. There have been many innovations in the field of structural soils, soil amendments, and sophisticated soil mixes for bioretention—all for the purpose of enhancing stormwater treatment systems and/or targeting particular pollutants. This webcast will give you the dirt on the soil revolution and provide many practical design tips and resources.” 

Interested in attending? Contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com or call 447-5645. Space is limited!

 

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FINAL Joint Annual Report 2012 Released!

The FINAL Stormwater Coalition 2012 Joint Annual Report is now available for the public. Readers are encouraged to contact either the Stormwater Coalition directly or their local MS4/municipality public contact for more information. Contact information is included in the Report. The Report is a snapshot of annual activities, presented in summary form, with information potentially confusing to individuals unfamiliar with the stormwater regulations. Your questions are welcome and encouraged!

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DRAFT Annual Report Released! Comments due May 18.

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

The Stormwater Coalition 2012 Joint Annual Report describes collaborative activities related to public education and participation; and individual MS4 activities related to outfall mapping and reconnaissance, local law adoption and enforcement, construction activity oversight, and municipal operations.

The Annual Report itself is a standardized form developed by NYSDEC which can be explained in further detail upon request. Please use the website Public Comment interface to submit your comments, questions, and as needed, to request a meeting. The Public Comment period ends May 18, 4pm and the FINAL Joint Annual Report will be posted after June 1.

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Green Infrastructure Workshop-A Success!

Eighty five municipal staff, planning board representatives, landscape architects, and engineers representing 12 municipalities participated in a day long green infrastructure workshop sponsored by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County.

To quote participants, the program was  “…well thought out, coherent, and covered all aspects of the planning and implementation of green infrastructure…very relevant…excellent materials….good overview of green infrastructure opportunities…thank you for all the handouts…”.

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