The Stormwater Coalition receives the 2021 Watershed WaveMakers – Institution award from the Hudson River Watershed Alliance!

On June 22, 2021 the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County received the Hudson River Watershed Alliance 2021 Watershed WaveMakers-Institution award for their implementation of the NYSDEC MS4 SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges.

Recognizing Coalition efforts for various pro-active watershed based approaches to implementing stormwater program requirements, staff and member communities were honored at the annual Hudson River Watershed Alliance’s Toast to the Tribs awards benefit.

Here’s the Hudson River Watershed Alliance’s YouTube channel video honoring the Stormwater Coalition:

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Coalition Board Meeting June 11, 2021 8:30am – 10:00am Teams videoconference. Public welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s videoconference meeting is Friday, June 11, 2021, 8:30am to 10:00am. If you would like to access the meeting, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited, agenda here.

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Now posted on the Coalition website – the FINAL MS4 Permit Stormwater Coalition Annual Report (2021)!

Annual Reports for regulated MS4/municipalities located in Albany County, NY can now be viewed on the Coalition website: Albany County; University at Albany-SUNY; City of Albany; Town of Bethlehem; City of Cohoes; Town of Colonie, Village of Green Island; Town of Guilderland; Village of Menands; Town of New Scotland; Village of Voorheesville; and City of Watervliet.

Packaged as a Joint Annual Report, the document describes stormwater permit implementation activities from March 10, 2020 to March 9, 2021. Take a look!

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The DRAFT Stormwater Permit Joint Annual Report is available for public comment. Comments due Friday, May 7, 2021, 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.

This DRAFT Joint Annual Report includes individual reports from: Albany County, University at Albany-SUNY, City of Albany, Town of Bethlehem, City of Cohoes, Town of Colonie, Village of Green Island, Town of Guilderland, Village of Menands, Town of New Scotland, Village of Voorheesville, and the City of Watervliet, all located in Albany County. NY.

Comments can be submitted using the Coalition Public Comment portal, by email, phone call, or by contacting the local MS4 Permit Public Contact (see Coalition website Member pages). In addition to submitting comments, you can also request an open public meeting to share your comments.

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Come Clean Your River at the Green Island Hudson River Park, May 1, 9am-11am. Join the Riverkeeper 2021 Sweep!

The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County and member community Village of Green Island is hosting a Riverkeeper SWEEP Clean Up at the Green Island Hudson River Park in Albany County, NY on May 1, 9am to 11am.

To participate, pre-registration is required, follow this link. There you’ll find where to meet, what to bring, and other registration information.

For additional information about this annual event, go to the Riverkeeper website: www.riverkeeper.org/sweep

This is one of 120+ service projects, all part of the Riverkeeper Sweep, from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks. Give back to the Hudson River and it’s tributaries this spring. Join Stormwater Coalition communities in cleaning up our waterways.

Help get the word out, here’s a flyer to share and post. Thank you!

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, all volunteers will need to observe the following social distancing requirements:

  • Pre-registration is required to participate.
  • All participants must bring their own masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and reusable water bottles.
  • All volunteers must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet and wear masks that fully cover nose and mouth at all times – no exceptions.
  • When announcements are being made, a distance of 15 feet should be maintained.
  • Volunteers should carpool only with members of their own household.
  • Volunteers should not participate if they have ANY signs of illness or if they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 within the previous two weeks.

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March 19, 2021 Coalition Board of Director’s Meeting

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s videoconference meeting is Friday, March 19, 2021, 8:30am to 10:00am. If you would like to access the meeting, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited, agenda here.

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Coalition Board Meeting January 15, 2021, 8:30am to 10:00am. Skype for Business videoconference. Public welcome.

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, January 15, 2021, 8:30am to 10:00am. If you would like to access the meeting, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited, agenda here.

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Two Stormwater Coalition Job Postings – GIS Coordinator and Stormwater Program Technician! Applications due January 15, 2021

The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County, New York has two job openings! The GIS Coordinator is a full-time, 40 hr/wk position with benefits. The Coalition Stormwater Program Technician is a part-time, 20hr/wk position where the Technician provides stormwater services for four member communities (City of Cohoes, City of Watervliet, Village of Menands, and Town of New Scotland). For application materials and additional information, see GIS Coordinator flyer and/or Stormwater Program Technician flyer. Applications are due January 15, 2021.

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Coalition Board Meeting November 13, 2020, 8:30am-9:00am, Skype For Business videoconference. Public welcome.

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, November 13, 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 NYSDEC approved Erosion and Sediment Control Training, October 6, 20, 27, 12:00pm to 4:00pm (videoconference)

The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering 4 Hr E/SC NYSDEC approved training. See flyer for cost and registration information.

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