Public Comment sought for the Draft Update of the NYSDEC Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control (AKA the “Blue Book”)
The purpose of the “Blue Book” document is to provide minimum standards and specifications for meeting criteria set forth by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for stormwater discharges associated with construction activity. The standards and specifications provide criteria on We minimizing erosion and sediment impacts from construction activity involving soil […]
This is the first in an ongoing series CDPA has put together for the 2016 season, the Local Leaders Series. In this series, attendees will learn about exciting new and ongoing municipal planning, transportation, and economic development initiatives from mayors and supervisors themselves. Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is our first guest for CDPA’s Local Leaders Series. […]
The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District and the NYSDEC recently released a short educational film entitled “Stormwater Pollution and Green Infrastructure Solutions“. This film highlights stormwater runoff impacts throughout New York State and showcases several green infrastructure (GI) solutions to help mitigate the issues associated with stormwater runoff pollution.
Habitat for Humanity Capital District is getting ready to prepare a strategic plan and is reaching out to the community for ideas and feedback. The organization wants to create a shared vision and a plan that will help guide us toward that vision. To help get started on the strategic plan, the organization has posted an online survey […]
At our annual meeting, CDPA elected its officers for 2016. Congratulations to our new Board Members! Hilary Papineau, AICP, Professional Development Officer Dan Harp, Treasurer Kerry O’Connor, Secretary These individuals will join Sean Maguire, AICP, Section Director and Martin Daley, Section Programming Officer on the Board. Both Sean and Martin were re-elected to their positions. UAlbany […]
Sustainability Champions for APA’s Sustainable Communities Division promote planning for sustainability in APA chapters within their regions. Sustainability Champion for NY State, Joanna Nadeau, AICP, is seeking out volunteers to share ideas for how APA can build and enhance a regional network (i.e. northeast U.S./eastern Canada) of practitioners focused on planning for sustainability.
Erie Canalway has an opening for a full-time Program Manager that it hopes to fill by the end of November. Although the initial deadline for applicants has passed, the Erie Canalway has extended the deadline and will accept applications from now until the position is filled. If you have already applied, there is no need to reapply. The Erie Canalway will be […]
What you missed: CDPA’s Tour of Brookfield Renewable Energy’s School Street Hydroelectric Project, Cohoes
It may have been a soggy miserable morning in the Capital Region, but at Brookfield Renewable Energy’s School Street Hydroelectric Project in Cohoes, the rain was just the thing to keep generators happily humming, literally, and providing more than 2o Megawatts of clean power to the electric grid. Originally built in 1915, the 38-megawatt […]