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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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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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