Great Lakes Funding/Capacity Webinar Series

This series is provided by NYSDEC, the Natural Heritage Trust and the Syracuse EFC.

Webinar 1: The Why’s, How’s, and ‘What’s in it for me’ of watershed management
Tuesday May 6 | 12pm – 1:30pm

Webinar 2: Show me the money! Understanding upcoming funding opportunities
Monday May 12 | 12pm – 1:30pm

Webinar 3: What successful grantees know that you may not
Tuesday May 20 | 12pm – 1:30pm



Webinar #1: The Why’s, How’s and ‘What’s in it for me’ of Watershed Management | May 6, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:30pm

What is a watershed and why should you care?

Properly managing a watershed can protect the environment and community resources and infrastructure.

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, this webinar will provide an overview of watershed dynamics and land-use decisions that may impact our waterways, wallets, and ultimately, our Great Lakes. The webinar will describe:

  • How watersheds work and what may prevent them from working well;
  • How watershed management issues impact your community’s bottom line; and
  • What tools, resources and technical expertise may be available to assist you.

Opening Remarks & Webinar Purpose

  • Donald Zelazny, Great Lakes Programs Coordinator, NYSDEC
  • Khris Dodson, Associate Director, Syracuse EFC

NYS Great Lakes Basin Updates

  • Shannon Dougherty, Great Lakes Watershed Coordinator,

NYSDEC/Natural Heritage Trust

Feature Presentation

  • Watershed Education for Municipal Officials (and other stakeholders)
  • Kim Sherwood, Hydrologist and Watershed Planner Originally from the Finger Lakes area, Kim has spent about 20 years in the western US. He has a B.S. in Forest Resource Management and a M.S. in Forest Hydrology. His career in the West included work for the federal Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service, Weyerhaeuser Company and the City of Seattle. He returned to NY in 2003 and works as a private consultant to help landowners and municipalities address natural resource concerns. He has previously served as the Conewango Creek Watershed Curator with the Seneca Trail Resource Conservation and Development Council and is currently serving as the Associate Director of the Conewango Creek Watershed Association.