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FINAL 2013 Joint Annual Report Released!

The 2013 Joint Annual Report is a snapshot of stormwater program activities. Find out what regulated municipalities and others have accomplished this past year and what they plan for the future. Questions or comments are encouraged!

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Free webcast! May 15 Please Come Audit My MS4

The live, free webcast titled, “Please Come Audit My MS4″ is Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Noon to 2pm, at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road. If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645. This is the fourth of eight webcasts produced by the Center for Watershed Protection and purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program. See flyer for details. Join us for this month’s “Stormwater Wednesday” webcast!

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DRAFT 2013 Stormwater Annual Report Released! Comments due May 17.

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

This 2013 Draft Joint Annual Report describes collaborative and individual activities of all 13 Coalition members. These activities include public education and participation; storm system mapping; outfall reconnaissance; pollution track down,  local law adoption and enforcement; oversight of construction activity; performance tracking of stormwater practices; green infrastructure support; facility audits; and MS4/municipal staff training. 

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 and as needed to request a meeting. The public comment period ends May 17, 4pm and the FINAL Joint Annual Report will be posted after June 1.

For more detailed information regarding program tasks and goals, see the Stormwater Management program posted on the Coalition website. For more information about the stormwater regulations, Coalition, and program activities, explore the Coalition website and Member website links! 

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Free webcast! April 17 Watershed Arithmetic-Crediting and Counting Your Watershed Practices Towards TMDL Goals

The live, free webcast titled, “Watershed Arithmetic-Crediting & Counting Your Watershed Practices Towards TMDL Goals” is Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Noon to 2pm, at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road. If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645. This is the third of eight webcasts produced by the Center for Watershed Protection and purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program. See flyer for details. Join us for this month’s “Stormwater Wednesday” webcast!

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Stormwater Coalition Board Meeting on March 15, 2013, 8:30 to 10:00am. Public welcome!

This meeting is open to the public, see agenda for details. Location: 19 George Street, Village of Green Island, 8:30 to 10:00am.

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Free Webcast! March 13 Smart Stormwater Retrofitting in the Urban Environment

The live, free webcast titled, “Smart Stormwater Retrofitting in the Urban Environment” is this Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Noon to 2pm, at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road. 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 eight webcasts produced by the Center for Watershed Protection and purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program. See flyer for details. Join us for this month’s “Stormwater Wednesday” webcast!

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Free stormwater webcast! February 13 Lose 10 Pounds of Pollution Without (Structural) BMPs—the Joys of Good Housekeeping

The live, free webcast titled, “Lose 10 Pounds of Pollution Without (Structural) BMPs-the Joys of Good Housekeeping” is this Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Noon to 2pm, at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road. 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 an 8 webcast series, open to the general public, but most likely of particular interest to those individuals implementing Clean Water Act regulations (engineers, landscape architects, contractors, planning/ZBA board members, and municipal stormwater staff) and members of the public interested in or actively protecting water resources (civic groups and watershed organizations). 

Produced by the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP), the webcast was purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program. See flyer for webcast details.

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Announcing “Stormwater Wednesdays” the Center for Watershed Protection 2013 Webcast Series. Sponsored by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County

This webcast series is produced by the Center for Watershed Protection, an organization well known by stormwater practitioners for their role in preparing the NYSDEC Stormwater Management Design Manual (August, 2010).  For this series (see flyer for details), presenters from throughout the nation share cutting edge research, new ideas, field tested suggestions, and practical insights into the front line realities of managing a municipal/MS4 stormwater program or building compliant structural stormwater practices.  These eight, live, free webcasts will be shown at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karner Road, from NOON to 2pm, on the following dates: 2/13; 3/13; 4/17; 5/15; 6/19; 9/18; 10/16; 11/20.

The webcast series has been purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program and is open to the public. Those individuals implementing Clean Water Act regulations (engineers, landscape architects, contractors, planning/ZBA board members, and municipal stormwater staff) and members of the public interested in protecting water resources are encouraged to register today for one, some, or all of the webcasts!   

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4 Hr Erosion & Sediment Control Construction Activity Training on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8am to 12pm, 24 Martin Rd, Voorheesville, NY

The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District has organized a 4 Hr ESC Training, to be presented by David A. Mosher, CPESC.  As co-sponsors of this event, the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County encourages developers, contractors, and subcontractors to check the expiration date of cards issued to them by NYSDEC validating their training. You might need to update your card or others in your organization may need training. The registration flyer explains how this training fits in with NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Construction Activity requirements, and as a group of “MS4s” responsible for overseeing construction activity, on site compliance is of mutual interest. This is an opportunity to get ready for the upcoming construction season. Thanks go out to ACSWCD for organizing this important event.

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Stormwater Coalition Board Meeting on January 18, 8:30 to 10:00am. Public welcome!

This meeting is open to the public and the Stormwater Coalition welcomes your participation. The meeting is located at 19 George Street, Village of Green Island. Here is the agenda.

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