DEC and New York Sea Grant Announce Local Government Training Workshops for Healthy Watersheds and Resilient Communities | Oswego County
ALBANY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York Sea Grant (NYSG) have announced three upcoming watershed training workshops to help inform city planning councils , zoning and code enforcement of the impact of various land uses on local water quality and watershed health. Participants will learn about floodplains and watersheds, why these features are important and how they can be better protected with land use tools and best management practices.
As part of the workshops, an interactive watershed game will be used to challenge participants to identify and develop solutions to address issues of local concern, including localized flooding, erosion and community development interests. The goal is to empower municipal decision-makers to maintain and improve floodplain health to improve watershed health and resilience and improve water quality in the Great Lakes and tributaries. of New York State. For most municipalities, the local government workshop provides state-required training for local planners. A certificate of participation may be requested for the number of hours of attendance. Certified maintenance credits from the American Institute of Certified Planners are pending.