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Sept 24 Free Green Infrastructure Bus Tour here in Albany County!

See flyer for details! Tour highlights include a rain garden; porous asphalt road (public and private); green roof; a stream restoration project, plus LUNCH! Sponsored by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County, the tour starts and ends at the Village of Colonie, Cook Park, September 24, 2013, 11:30 (Registration), 12:00pm to 5:00pm (Bus Tour). REGISTER TODAY! Forms due September 12.

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June 21 Stormwater Coalition Board Meeting

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s is meeting Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Village of Green Island, 19 George Street,  8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com.

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Free Webcast! June 19 Mastering The Language of Talking to Elected Officials

The live, free webcast titled, “Mastering the Language of Talking to Elected Officials” is Wednesday, June 19, 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 fifth 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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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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