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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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Coalition Stormwater Management Planning Document-Comments Welcome!

Recognizing a need to better describe past, current, and future activities, the Coalition now has available for public viewing their Stormwater Management Program document. This document describes the full range of Coalition-wide Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Measurable Goals which together serve to address critical water quality issues at the local level here in Albany County. The public is strongly encouraged to read the document and share your comments. Stakeholder meetings can be arranged upon request.

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Free webcast! December 12 Customizing Your Stormwater BMP Design for Specific Pollutants

The live, free webcast titled, “Customizing Your Stormwater BMP Design for Specific Pollutants” is this Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Noon to 2pm, at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 24 Martin Road. If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645. Engineers, landscape architects, contractors, planning/ZBA board members, municipal stormwater staff, and the general public are invited to attend!

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

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Free Webcast-Oct 24! Leaving You Out In The Rain-Design & Implementation of Monitoring Projects

The live, free webcast titled, “Leaving You Out in the Rain-Design and Implementation of Monitoring Projects” is next Wednesday, October 24, Noon to 2pm, at the Pine Bush Discovery Center, 145 New Karner Road. If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645. Engineers, landscape architects, contractors, planning/ZBA board members, municipal stormwater staff, and general public are invited to attend!

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

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Stormwater Coalition Board Meeting-September 21, 2012

The Stormwater Coalition Board of Directors will meet on Friday, September 21, 2012, 8:30am to 10:00am, at the Village of Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street. Public welcome!

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Get The Dirt on Stormwater-Live, Free Webcast! Sept 19 Noon-2pm Pine Bush Discovery Center

Produced by the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) and purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program, this is one of a series of free webcasts taking place at various venues in Albany County. For more information about this webcast series, see flyer.

Here’s what CWP has to say about this webcast:

“Recently, stormwater management has become dirty business, meaning that the dirt has a lot to do with the effectiveness of stormwater practices. There have been many innovations in the field of structural soils, soil amendments, and sophisticated soil mixes for bioretention—all for the purpose of enhancing stormwater treatment systems and/or targeting particular pollutants. This webcast will give you the dirt on the soil revolution and provide many practical design tips and resources.” 

Interested in attending? Contact swcoalition@albanycounty.com or call 447-5645. Space is limited!

 

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FINAL Joint Annual Report 2012 Released!

The FINAL Stormwater Coalition 2012 Joint Annual Report is now available for the public. Readers are encouraged to contact either the Stormwater Coalition directly or their local MS4/municipality public contact for more information. Contact information is included in the Report. The Report is a snapshot of annual activities, presented in summary form, with information potentially confusing to individuals unfamiliar with the stormwater regulations. Your questions are welcome and encouraged!

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