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Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance | A Local Leadership Conference...

Long-Term Flood Resiliency for Communities: A Watershed Management Approach...

Community-Based Composting Summit: Lessons Learned Across New York State...

USDA-RD Consulting Engineers Statewide Training...

City of Binghamton Green Infrastructure 50/50 Fund...

Great Lakes Funding/Capacity Webinar Series...

Minnowbrook Local Leadership Conference...

Southeastern NY Compost Workshop and Facility Tour...

TAPF on Onondaga Lake Improvements...

13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium on Environmental and Energy Systems...

Finance Workshop - Chenango, NY ...

3rd Annual Spring Greening: An Educator Conference on Teaching Green...

Minnowbrook Local Leaders Conference...

Ninth Annual Symposium on Energy in the 21st Century...

Construction Materials Management Center Events...

Food Recovery University Roundtable...

Southern Tier Stormwater Symposium...

Building for the Future: Construction and Demolition Waste Reuse and Recycling Trainings...

Local Leaders Conference...

SyracuseCoE 12th Annual Symposium on Energy and Environmental Systems...

TAPF: Top-down, Bottom-up and Sideways Approaches to Local Watershed Management...

Western NY Compost Facility Tour and Workshop ...

Green Roof Working Group Kick-Off...

USDA-RD Consulting Engineers Statewide Training...

Food Recovery Challenge University Roundtable...

SWPPP Preparation and Review...

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...

TAPF: Wetlands, Watersheds and Resources...

Spring Greening: A Teacher Training on Greening Your School...

Stormwater Management for Linear Projects...

Stormwater Ponds and Wetlands...

Applied Green Infrastructure...

Growing Green Infrastructure in New York...

Lower Hudson Compost Facility Tour and Workshop...

New to You: A Webinar on the Environmental, Economic, and Social Benefits of Reuse...

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...

Vacant Properties to Vibrant Communities: What the Land Bank Bill Means for NY...

Tips and Tools for Managing Organics: A Forum for Municipal and Institutional Solid Waste Managers ...

Leading the Charge: A Webinar on Local Government's Role in the Product Stewardship Movement...

Tips for Starting an Office Compost System...

Food Waste Composting: A Program for Restaurants, Hotels, Schools and Cafeterias...

The Finger Lakes Institute Presents: Proactive Approaches to Mitigating Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development...

E-Waste as RE-Source: A Webinar on Electronic Waste Reuse, Recycling and Policy...

Greenbuilt CNY...

Capital District Local Government Planning and Zoning Workshop...

Webinar: Composting Is Easy - Why Don't People Get It Right?...

Jane's Walk 2011...

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...

Farms, Folks, and Funding: Cultivating Leadership Through Research and Practice...

Greening the Gray: Innovative Infrastructure Solutions and Funding Updates...

Growing Green Infrastructure in New York State...

Smart Management for Small Communities:
Practical Resources for Governance...


Technical Assistance Partnership Forum at the SyracuseCoE Symposium...

Asset Management Tools Training...

Asset Management 101...

Conference Series: Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...

Technical Assistance Partnership Forum ...

Jane's Walk...

Smart Management for Small Communities: Practical Resources for Governance...

The Right to Water...

Sustainable Communities Partnership Forum...

NYS Clean Water State Revolving Fund Sustainability Initiative Meeting...

Growing Green Infrastructure in New York

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On-line Registration Closed!
(Please contact Khris Dodson if you'd like to attend the Growing Green Infrastructure conference on Thursday.)

Full Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Nov. 16:

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM CLOSED: What is i-Tree?
                                      hosted by SUNY ESF Outreach

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM: CLOSED Soils and Hydrology for Green Infrastructure
                              **7.0 PDHs Available for Completing this Workshop**
                                    hosted by the CNY Regional Planning and Development Board

2:00 - 5:00 PM:
CLOSED Tours of Green Infrastructure Projects in Syracuse

5:00 - 8:00 PM:Join Us! No RSVP necessary. Save the Rain Pre-Conference Networking Reception

Thursday, Nov. 17:

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM:  Growing Green Infrastructure Conference
On-line Registration closed, but space still available. Contact Khris Dodson at 315-443-8818

Full Schedule of Events Details

What is i-Tree?

Wednesday, November 16th
8:00 AM-12:30PM

King+King Architects, 358 West Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
Taught by: Bob Hoehn, Forester, US Forest Service
Registration fees: $75 for professionals/ $65 for not-for-profit organizations, educators/school administrators, and students

i-Tree  is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest  Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools.  The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest  management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees  and the environmental services that trees provide.

Since  the initial release of the i-Tree Tools in August 2006, numerous communities,  non-profit organizations, consultants, volunteers and students have used i-Tree  to report on individual trees, parcels, neighborhoods, cities, and even entire  states. By understanding the local, tangible ecosystem services that trees  provide, i-Tree users can link urban forest management activities with  environmental quality and community livability. Whether your interest is a single  tree or an entire forest, i-Tree provides baseline data that you can use to  demonstrate value and set priorities for more effective decision-making.
You will learn:

               -how to quantify the environmental services and aesthetic benefits that trees provide in the urban forest.
               -how trees play an important role within the comprehensive realm of green infrastructure.
               -to better understand the multi-faceted roles of grees as they relate to both the local ecosystem & local communities.
               -how to make better value & priority decisions regarding tree issues.
               -how tree selection, size, and placement can affect potential energy usage.
               -how to track and model canopy cover
               -how to assess widespread storm damage within the urban forest

Soils and Hydrology for Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, November 16th
8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Syracuse Center of Excellence
727 E Washington St.
Syracuse NY 13210
Registration: $230 (includes breakfast, lunch and credit hours)
Registration Deadline is November 9th
Download the soils course agenda HERE

Download the full schedule of workshops HERE

**Completion of this course qualifies for 7.0 PDHs**

A working knowledge of soils and hydrology are essential skills for anyone involved in the planning, design, or review of Green Infrastructure practices. This course will review the classifications and characteristics of soils that influence runoff, infiltration, storage, filtration, and vegetative growth. Soil restoration techniques will be explored and the hydrology of Green Infrastructure practices will be examined, including the impacts of impervious disconnection on runoff curve numbers and time of concentration. Techniques for computing and evaluating small and large storm hydrology incorporating runoff reduction will be applied to various development scenarios.

Topics Include:

-Soil characteristics and classifications
-Using the Soil Survey
-Compaction Impacts
-Soil restoration techniques
-Infiltration testing
-Soil amendments for GI practices
-Basics of TR55 Hydrology
-Impervious disconnection
-Hydrology modeling for source control/GI practices
-Small storm hydrology

Green Infrastructure Project Tour

2:00 PM-5:00PM
Wednesday, November 16th
Syracuse Center of Excellence
727 E Washington St.
Syracuse NY 13210
Registration: $12 (includes light snack)

Join us for a tour of green roofs, permeable pavement installations, bioswales, rain gardens, basketball courts, and other Save the Rain projects. The tour will include an overview of more than a dozen private, public and collaborative installations in Syracuse, including the Syracuse Center of Excellence green roof, porous basketball courts at Skiddy Park in the Near Westside, and more. The tour will be led by Matt Marko of CH2M Hill. Cost for the tour is $12.


Save the Rain Project 50 Pre-Conference Reception

5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 16th
Palace Theater

2384 James Street
Syracuse NY

Join us as we celebrate Project 50!

Come and hear updates from Onondaga County's Save the Rain program, and mingle with community members, Save the Rain representatives and project partners. The night's program will include an overview of Project 50 with a panel discussion featuring Jim Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for Water Resources at the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

Whether you've got a rain barrel, are engaged with a Green Improvement Fund project, or just want to learn more - this is the place for you! The Palace Theater will provide complimentary hors D'ouerves, and wine and beer will be available for purchase.

 This is a free event but please let us know if you plan to attend.


Growing Green Infrastructure in New York Symposium

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Sheraton Hotel at Syracuse University
801 University Ave. Syracuse, NY
Professional Registration $65, Students $35

Hosted by Syracuse EFC and SUNY-ESF Outreach, this Symposium provides a focused discussion and gathering of leaders, professionals, researchers, and others who wish to learn more about advances in green infrastructure applications and connections to workforce development, community vitality and Smart Growth principles. Continuing education are being pursued.

Full Agenda

8:45 am:  Welcoming Remarks & Featured Speakers
                County Executive Joanie Mahoney (invited)

9:30 am:  Panel: Strategically Advancing Green Infrastructure
                Sandra Allen, NYS EFC; Larry Levine, NRDC;
                Brian Smith, Citizens Campaign for the Environment

10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions

Green Roofs:
• Green Roofs: The Nitty Gritty
  Marguerite Wells, Motherplants
• Use of Green Infrastructure to Reduce Stormwater Runoff
  Mallory Squier, Syracuse University
• 30 Years of Green Roofs: What Works and What to Look Out For
  Kat Harrold, Green Roof Service LLC

Lessons Learned/ Case Studies
• Overview of the Green Innovation Grant Program
  Sandra Allen, NYS Environmental Facilities Corp.
• Lessons Learned from Municipal Green Infrastructure Programs
  Larry Levine, Natural Resources Defence Council

Thoughtful Design
• Addressing Barriers to Green Infrastructure in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed
  Emily Vail, NYS DEC
• Integrating GI into Wastewater Treatment Plant Designs in Sackets Harbor
  Kris Dimmick, Bernier Carr Group
• Computational Methods for Green Infrastructure Design
  Shohreh Karimipour, NYS DEC

12:15 pm: Lunch

1:00 pm:   Featured Speaker
                 Charlie Miller, Roofmeadow

2:00 pm:   Concurrent Sessions

Porous Pavement:
• An overview of Porous Paving Materials
  Erin Reynolds, Klepper, Hahn and Hyatt
• Porous Paving Materials Training (Session qualifies for 2.0 PDHs)
  Greg Novitzky, NY Construction Materials Association

Integrating GI into Urban Communities
• Syracuse Creekwalk: Green Infrastructure in the Urban Core
  Mike Gridley, C&S Companies
• Integrating Green Infrastructure Into Existing Communities
  John Donohue, Barton & Loguidice
• Adding a Module to the U.S. EPA SWMM 5.0 Model to Analyze the Impact of
  Green Infrastructure on Urban Storm Water Runoff in Syracuse, NY
  Ning Sun, SUNY ESF

Innovative Practices
• Treatment Wetlands as Infrastructure
  Tara Dougherty, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
• Integrating Trees with Design
  Stephen Harris, Syracuse-Onondaga Arborist
• Real‐time Monitoring and Control of Distributed Green Infrastructure:
The New Face of Performance and Compliance Monitoring
  Philip Reidy, Geosyntec Consultants
• Compost Use in Green Infrastructure
  Jeffrey Budzich, We Care Companies

4:00 pm:   Conference Adjourn




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