Join CDPA on Friday, August 14th for Breakfast at the Saratoga Race Course!

Breakfast Alongside the Saratoga Racetrack

Where history meets action

We’ll meet at the Saratoga Race Course Clubhouse sharply at 7:30am to eat a sumptuous breakfast while watching the early morning workouts. After breakfast we’ll jump on the 8:30am tram to a tour of the backstretch for a behind-the-scenes peek at track operations.

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City of Schenectady seeking an Assistant Planner

Schenectady, NY – The City is seeking to hire to fill an entry level planning position. Work will involve performing office and field assignments in connection with municipal, regional or community planning projects.

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Recap: CDPA Tour of the State University at Albany’s Green Infrastructure practices at the Liberty Terrace Apartments

In case you missed it, here is a recap of a fine tour led by the University at Albany Facilities and Campus Planning Staff.

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Dyson Foundation Mini Grants

Dyson Foundation Mini-Grants

The Dyson Foundation Mini-Grant Program funds Mid-Hudson Valley nonprofit organizations to improve their internal operations, programs, administration, and management. Mini-grants enable nonprofit board, staff, and volunteer leaders to develop new skills by providing organizations with funds to hire consultants to lead specific capacity building activities. Organizations can also apply for mini-grants to defray the cost of conferences, seminars, and other training opportunities for staff and board.

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Career Opportunities at Parks & Trails New York

Parks & Trails New York is currently accepting applications for two job openings and one paid internship opportunity.

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Job Opening: Director of Communications and Outreach, Program Manager

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is currently looking for a new Director of Communications and Outreach and a Program Manager. Continue reading

Global Green offering free technical asstance

Does your community want greener, more equitable, and more vibrant neighborhoods? Is your community interested in increasing resilience in the face of extreme weather events? Are there significant projects on the horizon that your community wants to make sustainable?

Global Green is now accepting applications for no-cost technical assistance that can help communities achieve these goals. The assistance uses Global Green’s sustainable neighborhood assessment tool, which is based on the LEED for Neighborhood Development standard, a nationally recognized method for creating neighborhoods that are walkable, bikeable, resource-efficient, and equitable. This free assistance is being provided under a grant to Global Green from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities’ Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.

Eligible applicants are local and tribal governments. The deadline for applications is July 17, 2015, at midnight PST.

For more information and the application form, visit

I-787/Hudson Waterfront Corridor Study underway

Under 787 ramps in Albany's South End

Under 787 ramps in Albany’s South End

Two Public Workshops on 787 will be held on June 24th and June 30th. On June 24th the meeting will be from 4 – 7:30 p.m. at the Albany Public Library Auditorium (Washington Avenue Branch) and on June 30th from 5 – 7:30 the Watervliet Senior Citizens Center.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the study through exhibits of study area maps and presentations along with ongoing opportunities for input through interactive stations. The presentations will be given at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on June 24th and at5:30 p.m. on June 30th.

If you have any questions, or are unable to attend but wish to provide input, please contact Sandy Misiewicz, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner II, by phone (518) 458-2161 or email Visit the project website at

Are You Seeking Technical Assistance for a Community-Led Conservation and Recreation Project?

The National Park Service helps communities create close-to-home recreation opportunities. Their Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance program is accepting applications through August 1 for help with a wide range of community-led projects.

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June 10th Stormwater Wednesday Webinar

The live, free Center for Watershed Protection webcast titled, “Multi-Sector & Industrial Stormwater Permits ” will be held next Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 1pm to 2:30pm, at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY. If you’d like to attend, please e-mail or call to reserve a seat: or 447-5645. This is open to the public!  Need more info? See the flyer.

This event is being organized by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County.