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Water Challenges: Infrastructure, Local Water and Open Space

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January 31, 2018: 6:30PM to 8:15PM
New Science Building Auditorium, Rm. 181, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz, New York 12561 map
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On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz, in collaboration with the Village of New Paltz and the NYS DEC’s Hudson Estuary Program, will host “Our Drinking Water Challenges: Infrastructure, Local Water, and Protecting Open Space.”

This event will take place from 6:30–8:15 p.m. in the New Science Building Auditorium, Rm. 181, on the SUNY New Paltz campus. It is free and open to the public.

The evening’s format will include three keynote speakers with a panel discussion followed by a public Q&A session.

Keynote speakers will include Sabrina Ty, President and CEO of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation;  Tracey Hitchen Boyd, Assistant NYS Comptroller for the Division of Local Government and School Accountability; and Marilyn Wyman, Issue Leader, Natural Resources & the Environment at Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Panelists include:

  • Adam Bosch, NYC DEP, Director of Public Affairs and adjunct faculty, Digital Media and Journalism
  • Elisa Chae, Watershed Specialist, Hudson River Estuary Program
  • Charlie Burgess, Land Steward, Open Space Institute
  • Councilwoman Karen Mejia, Council Member. Ward 1, City of Newburgh
  • Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, Riverkeeper
  • Russell Urban-Mead, Vice President, Environmental Services, the Chazen Companies

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