ITHACA, N.Y. — Effective methods for protecting stream and wetland buffers will be the focus of a training on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00-8:00pm at The History Center in Tompkins County, 110 N. Tioga Street in Ithaca, NY.
The event is presented by a partnership of regional agencies and nonprofits that work with water resource issues, and is designed to provide municipal officials, land use planners, Extension agents, conservationists, non-profit boards and other interested members of the public with a tool kit for protecting stream and wetland buffers to improve water quality, and reduce flooding and property loss in a changing climate.
Program presentations will include: “Riparian Buffers 101: Why Are Buffers Important and How Are They Vulnerable?” and ”Project Implementation: How to Implement Stream/Buffer Restoration Projects and Available Funding Options,” both with Lydia Brinkley of the Upper Susquehanna Coalition; “Ordinances/Site Review: Tips and Tools to Protect Buffers at the Municipal Level” with Scott Doyle of Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability; “Watershed Planning: Ways to Identify and Prioritize Stream Buffers in Need of Improvement” with Kristen Hychka of the NYS Water Resources Institute; and “Case Studies: Lessons Learned from Stream Restoration Projects in Tompkins County” with Angel Hinickle of Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District, and prior presenters Scott Doyle and Lydia Brinkley. The training will conclude with a Question & Answer Period
Cost to attend is $10/person, payable by credit card in advance or by cash/check at the door; a light dinner is included. To register, please contact Maria Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 607-272-2292. Please indicate your role (if any) with an organization such as a planning board, citizen group, agency, etc. This training may count for training credits, such as for planning board members, please check with your local municipality. Certificates of attendance will be provided to all attendees.
Presented by the Tompkins County Water Resources Council. With support from Upper Susquehanna Coalition, Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department, Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Water Resources Institute, Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center and Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County
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