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Coalition Board Meeting – March 20, 2020 – Town of Colonie – 8:30am to 10:00am. Public welcome! – MEETING CANCELED

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited and welcome!

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Coalition Board Meeting – January 17, 2020 – Town of Colonie – 8:30am-10:00am. Public welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited and welcome!

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Free webcast! November 20, 2019 “Salt and Stormwater – The Salinization of Our Watersheds” – a public showing

This Center for Watershed Protection webcast titled, “Salt and Stormwater – The Salinization of Our Watersheds” will be fed live on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1pm to 2:30pm, at the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) office, One Park Place, Suite 102, Albany, NY.

If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645.

CWP webcast description:

The increase in sodium and chloride concentrations in fresh water in the United States is a major cause for concern. Salinization is degrading habitat for aquatic organisms and impacting large supplies of drinking water throughout the country. Research has found chloride concentrations of up to 25% of the concentration of seawater in streams of Maryland, New York, and New Hampshire during winters, and chloride concentrations remaining up to 100 times greater than un-impacted forest streams during summers. This webcast will look at some of the latest research on sodium and chlorides and explore ways to reduce its impact on our local aquatic ecosystems.

Other Information 

The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County purchases Center for Watershed Protection webcasts and organizes group viewings for the benefit of the stormwater community and interested public. The webcast is free, live and starts promptly at 1:00pm. Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance, a sign in/sign out sheet documenting their participation, and a time limited  archive of the webcast.

These Center for Watershed Protection webcasts provide research based guidance and practical advice for individuals designing stormwater systems, managing stormwater programs, or overseeing regulatory compliance. Individuals can also purchase the same webcast directly from the Center. https://www.cwp.org/webcasts/.

The Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC) is a Coalition supporter and hosting this webcast feed from their office.

Webcast flyer for posting

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November 18, 2019 4 Hr Erosion and Sediment Control Training – 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY

A NYSDEC 4 Hour Erosion and Sediment Control Construction Activity Training presented by Dustin Lewis, Saratoga SWCD is scheduled for November 18,  2019 at the William F. Rice Extension Center, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY. This event is organized by the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District (ACSWCD) and the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County is a co-sponsor. See flyer and registration form for program details. This program pertains to requirements detailed in the NYSDEC SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity.

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Coalition Board Meeting September 20, 2019 Town of Colonie. Public welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited and welcome!

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2019 Volunteer Stream Monitoring – August 20 and 27 Sign up today!

The Stormwater Coalition is sponsoring two WAVE volunteer stream monitoring events in Albany County, NY.

Here are the dates and locations: Onesquethaw Creek on Tuesday, August 20, 4:45pm to ~6:15pm and Sand Creek, Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 am to Noon. The Onesquethaw Creek site is located in the Town of Bethlehem. The Sand Creek site is located in the Town of Colonie.

Sign up today by contacting: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 518-447-5645. The Coalition coordinator will explain where to meet and what to bring. Local WAVE coordinators provide equipment and training.

For more information, see the  2019 Get Your Feet Wet – Help Monitor Streams Flyer  Sign up today!

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Coalition Board Meeting June 21, 2019 Town of Colonie Public welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited and welcome!

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The DRAFT MS4 Permit Annual Report is available for public comment! Comments due May 17, 2019, 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. As required by the Permit, prior to finalizing the report, a DRAFT Annual Report is made available for public comment.

Public comments regarding the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County DRAFT Joint Annual Report can be submitted using the Coalition website, by email, phone call, and by contacting local municipal stormwater staff (see Member pages).  The Public Comment period ends May 17, 2019 4pm.  The FINAL Joint Annual Report will be posted after June 1. If you would like to ask questions or share comments about the Annual Report at a public meeting, contact 518-447-5645.

Links to the DRAFT 2019 Annual Report:

Set 1 DRAFT Coalition Joint Annual Report for Reporting Period Ending March 9, 2019 (Includes Individual MS4 Reports for Albany County, University at Albany-SUNY, City of Albany, and Town of Bethlehem, plus Stormwater Coalition Annual Report pages) 

Set 2 DRAFT Coalition Joint Annual Report for Reporting Period Ending March 9, 2019 (Includes Individual MS4 Reports for City of Cohoes, Town of Colonie, Village of Green Island, and Town of Guilderland, plus Stormwater Coalition Annual Report pages)

Set 3 DRAFT Coalition Joint Annual Report for Reporting Periot Ending March 9, 2019 (Includes individual MS4 Reports for Village of Menands, Town of New Scotland, and City of Watervliet, plus Stormwater Coalition Annual Report pages)

NOTE: The Annual Report is a standardized form developed by NYSDEC which can be explained in further detail upon request. For information regarding individual and Coalition program activities and goals, go to the Coalition website: Plan and Program.

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Coalition Board Meeting March 15, 2019 Public welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited and welcome!

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Coalition Board Meeting January 18, 2019 Public welcome!

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Director’s meeting is Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Rd, Latham, NY 12110, 8:30am to 10:00am. For more information, contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com. The public is invited and welcome!

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