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September 2010

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
EFC Awarded Grant for Green Infrastructure Outreach and Education in Onondaga County
USGBC NY Upstate Chapter Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors
New Web Clearinghouse of Information for Lake Shoreland Protection Resources
Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Control Training, Oct. 8
Upcoming Events

Hosted by EFC

Smart Management for Small Communities:
Practical Resources for Governance
October 6-7, 2010
Ellicottville, NY

Program details are available at our website. Register here today!

Green Infrastructure:
Growing GI in New York State
November 17-18, 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel (former Renaissance Hotel)
Syracuse, NY

Click here for Conference details.

Farms, Folks, and Funding: Cultivating Leadership Through Research and Practice
February 2, 2010
Inn on the Lake
Canandaigua, NY
To view the Call for Abstracts, or to suggest workshops, please visit our website or contact Khris Dodson at 315-443-8818. Register here.

Other Events

Energy Management & Funding Sources for Water Infrastructure Facilities in New York
October 6, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY
Free Conference

To register please visit www.esf.edu/outreach/pd/water/
EFC Awarded Grant for
Green Infrastructure
Outreach and Education in Onondaga County

Recently announced at an open house at the Onondaga County wastewater treatment plant (METRO) in Syracuse, the EFC has been awarded a $393,896 Green Infrastructure Outreach and Education grant from Onondaga County to provide education and outreach for the "Save The Rain" campaign, which aims to teach residents and businesses about the importance of capturing stormwater to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs). Project partners include SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) Outreach, Onondaga Environmental Institute, Baltimore Woods, the Onondaga Earth Corps, the Partnership for Onondaga Creek and Southside Interfaith.
The project team will use a combination of targeted education efforts alongside a broad outreach campaign. With this grant, the team will host rain barrel educational workshops, utilize social media tools, create curriculum for Syracuse City School District classrooms, sponsor design charettes, work with the Onondaga Earth Corps to connect with neighborhood residents, create experiential learning opportunities for community members and green jobs trainees, and more.
USGBC NY Upstate Chapter Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors

USGBC Upstate

The NY Upstate Chapter of the US Green Building Council is currently welcoming self-nominations from individuals who are:

  • A New York Upstate Chapter member in good standing and have been a member since May 2010.
  • Able to sign the USGBC Conflict of Interest Policies and USGBC Antitrust Policy and any other policies as put forth by USGBC or the New York Upstate Chapter.
  • Available to serve a term of two years with the option to be re-elected for a second two-year term.
  • Directors may serve up to two consecutive two-year terms with a one-year hiatus prior to reelection.

    The Nomination Application below is due no later than midnight, October 25. All candidates selected for the slate will be notified by November 1st. For more information e-mail Tracie Hall, Executive Director, or call 315-729-9067. For more information, click here
    New Web Clearinghouse of Information for Lake Shoreland Protection Resources

    EPA's Office of Water launched a new Web clearinghouse of Lake Shoreland Protection Resources, which provides practitioners with links to key resources to protect and restore fragile lake shorelands and to promote better stewardship by lakeside property owners and others who recreate on lakes. The clearinghouse, which includes links to fact sheets, webcasts, videos, and other helpful resources for lakeshore protection, is part of an outreach campaign to educate the public and others about the key findings of the National Lakes Assessment (NLA).
    Stormwater Erosion and Sediment
    Control Training, Oct. 8

    The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District will host a Stormwater Erosion and Sediment Contrl training on Oct. 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Voorheesville, NY. Under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Stormwater Permit GP-0-08-001, all developers, contractors and subcontractors must identify at least one trained individual from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the SWPPP, and have at least one trained individual on site on a daily basis when soil disturbance activities are being performed. For more information, contact Susan Lewis at susan.lewis@ny.nacdnet.net or call 518-765-7923.
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    Communications and Program Manager

    Carissa Matthews
    Outreach Program Manager

    Evan Newell
    Program Manager

    Melissa Young
    Program Manager

    Kathy Forrest
    Administrative Assistant
    Interns: Jon Davis  Chris Duncombe  Jes Eckerlin 
    Paul Goldner  Joe Palumbo  Lisa Ruggero   Mandy Westerdahl

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