Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stormwater Management Roundtable #2


Stormwater management and urban trees - go together like butter and popcorn (?) or something like that... (and salt?)

If you have not seen this yet, it should be an interesting workshop with a good overview presentation of best practices for residential and smaller commercial sites, to be followed by a hands-on breakout session making use of what you just heard/learned. I will one of the hands-on facilitators at this event.

Low Impact Development/Better Site Design
Greenburgh & The Villages
DATE: January 23, 2010 (snow date 1/30/10)
TIME: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Irvington Public Library, 12 South Astor St.

SCHEDULE:
8:30 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Keynote and Better Site Design Planning Exercise.

KEYNOTE: Low Impact Development/Better Site Design Principles & Techniques - What they are, Why they matter in flooding and water quality: Sandeep Mehrota, Chair, Hastings Environmental Commission; Vice President, Hazen & Sawyer P.C., Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Local examples of "Good and Bad" stormwater abatement projects.

Municipal Roundtable Site Planning Exercise: Local experts and resource professionals will lead and provide assistance to participants in reviewing sample site plans such as a single residential lot and a small parking lot.

Discuss lessons learned from planning exercise.

PURPOSE: Provide an understanding of low impact development/better site design principles and techniques applicable to our area and how they can be incorporated into the review of local development projects and site plans.

PLUS: earn three credits of NYS Mandatory Credit for Planning & Zoning Boards

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeal,Conservation Boards, Village Administrators, Mayors and Elected Officials. (You do not have to be affiliated with Greenburgh or the Villages to attend. Open invitation!)

SPONSORED BY: Groundwork Hudson Valley/Saw Mill River Coalition, Greenburgh Nature Center and Greenburgh Environmental Forum, Federated Conservationists of Westchester

FUNDING PROVIDED BY: NYC DEC/Hudson River Estuary Program, Westchester Community Foundation, and US EPA Targeted Watershed Program



Stormwater Roundtable Registration Form


January 23, 2010 (Snow Date January 30, 2010)
8:30 am - noon
Irvington Library
12 Astor St.
Irvington, NY 10533
Registration Deadline January 18


NAME: _______________________________________________

TITLE: ________________________________________________

E-MAIL: ______________________________________________

PHONE: ______________________________________________

TOWN/VILLAGE AFFILIATION:____________________________

E-MAIL REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO EMILY AT: Emily@groundworkhv.org

OR FAX REGISTRATION TO: (914) 375-2153

More Information, contact:
Anne Jaffe Holmes
Greenburgh Nature Center
(914) 813-1812
ajaffeholmes@greenburghnaturecenter.org

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