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Habitat and Water Resource Assessment Short Course

September 21, 2017 to September 23, 2017
Voorheesville, NY 12186
This three-day intensive course is designed to teach municipal officials, members of environmental commissions, planners, and land trust staff about ways to identify and proactively conserve important natural areas. Through indoor and outdoor sessions, participants will learn how to interpret maps and aerial photos to predict the locations of important habitat and water features, confirm those predictions by field observations, review site plans, and subdivision plans, and apply conservation principles in reviews of land use proposals to achieve more ecologically sound outcomes for land development. This year the course is located in Voorheesville (Albany County). The course […]

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First Annual Hudson Valley Car Free Day

September 22, 2017
Hudson Valley, NY
Save your car home or drive it less on Friday, September 22nd, 2017. Car Free Day is a free international event celebrated every September 22nd in which people are encouraged to get around without driving alone in cars and instead ride a train, bus, subway, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, or walk. For those that have the ability to work from home or drive an electric vehicle, EV’s and telework also counts. Car Free Day is open to anyone who lives or works in the Hudson Valley. Help make Car Free Day […]

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Flushing Bay cleanup and paddle: A Day on the Bay with Guardians

Guardians of Flushing Bay Cleanup
September 23, 2017: 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Flushing Bay Promenade, Queens, NY map
Join Guardians of Flushing Bay and Riverkeeper for a Day on the Bay! We’ll be doing a shoreline cleanup on the western side of the Promenade, then have lunch under the historic World’s Fair Candelas before taking everyone out on a paddle on dragon boats. 10 a.m.: We will start with a shoreline cleanup on the western side of the promenade (from the World’s Fair Marina Restaurant to LaGuardia). Gloves and bags will be provided. Noon: Lunch will be provided under the Candelas by the World’s Fair Marina Pier. 1 […]

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Science on the River Day at Norrie Point Environmental Education Center

September 23, 2017: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Hudson River Estuary Program will be hosting a Science on the River Day and open house on Saturday, September 23 from 2pm-5pm at the Norrie Point Environmental Center. Science on the River Day features hands-on interactive demonstrations showcasing research and restoration projects taking place throughout the Hudson Valley. The Children's Exploratorium allows younger participants to play hands-on educational games while they learn about the Hudson River Estuary. map
Science on the River Day features hands-on interactive demonstrations, the Children's Exploratorium with hands-on educational games and much more!

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New Paltz Community Action Festival

September 24, 2017: 1:00PM to 6:00PM
Hasbrouck Park, 15 Mohonk Ave, New Paltz, NY 12561 map
Join March On! New Paltz to learn how to get involved in local organizations while enjoying an afternoon of festivities, music, and entertainment.

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A Panel Discussion Protecting Drinking Water in the Saw Kill Watershed: A Regulatory and Policy Perspective

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September 25, 2017: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk St, Red Hook, NY 12571
Join the Hudson Valley Regional Council for a conversation on drinking water source protection in the Saw Kill watershed. Panelists will include Water Quality Program Director at Riverkeeper Dan Shapley. A panel will provide a discussion of the Saw Kill Watershed as a drinking water source and how a community responds to water supply contamination, and why it is important to protect water supplies and what laws, policies, tools, and resources are available to a community to protect drinking water supplies. Register Here More details forthcoming.

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Protecting Drinking Water in the Saw Kill Watershed: A Regulatory and Policy Perspective

September 25, 2017: 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk St, Red Hook, NY 12571 map
Join the Hudson Valley Regional Council for a panel discussion on the Saw Kill Watershed as a drinking water source and how a community responds to water supply contamination, and why is it important to protect water supplies. Panelists will also share the laws, policies, tools, resources available to communities to protect their drinking water supplies.

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New Innovative Tool: Riverkeeper’s Source Water Protection Scorecard

September 27, 2017: 2:00PM to 5:30PM
Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street. Boston, MA 02199 map
Riverkeeper's Water Quality Program Director Dan Shapley will make a presentation and participate in a panel discussion before a national audience of officials focused on protecting drinking water quality during the Source Water Protection Workshop at the 2017 annual forum of the Groundwater Protection Council.

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Judith Enck: The Trump assault on environmental protection and what you can do about it

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September 28, 2017: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206 map
Join Judith Enck for a conversation on how the current administration threatens environmental protections and what we can do about it.

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Trash Free New York City Waters Meeting

October 4, 2017: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
327 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 map
Join NYC DEP for the next Trash Free NYC Waters Working Group Meeting! This meeting is open to everyone and is one of a series of meetings on the City’s MS4 Program and the development of a comprehensive Stormwater Management Program (SWMP)*. The meeting will focus on one chapter of the SWMP which aims to reduce trash and debris that can end up in local waterways after it rains. At this meeting we will: Give highlights from the “Don’t Trash Our Waters” media campaign that launched in Summer 2017 Review […]

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