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Green Conference

April 22, 2015 @ 1:15 pm - 8:30 pm


Conference Invitation

Green Infrastructure & Urban Revitalization: Linking Smart Growth, Resilience and Watershed Restoration

April 22, 2015   9:15 am4:30 pm

SUNY Orange – Kaplan Hall Great Room, Newburgh, NY

This workshop will focus on diverse initiatives for incorporating green infrastructure for managing stormwater runoff in planning, education, watershed restoration, smart growth and resilience initiatives for small cities and other community centers in the region.  Presentations will describe case studies of completed and planned projects in neighborhoods and watersheds in several communities and links to education for youth, including greening schoolyards and playgrounds and a new fitness and wellness trail linked to public access along the Quassaick Creek; opportunities for using these ideas for protecting Newburgh’s drinking water watersheds; innovative technology and management strategies and emerging trends; and benefits of green infrastructure for addressing environmental justice issues and protection of the Hudson River and its tributary streams.

Featured speakers include:  Paul Beyer, Director of Smart Growth, NY State Department of State Office of Planning and Development; Mary Alice Lee, Director, NYC Playgrounds Program, Trust for Public Land; Pete Soscia, Senior Associate Vice President, SUNY Orange; Marcus Quigley, Chief Executive Officer, OptiRTC, Inc.; Jason Morris, City Engineer, City of Newburgh; Pat Pomeroy, Executive Director, Hudson Valley Regional Council; Theo Barbagianis, Senior Project Engineer, eDesign Dynamics Inc.; Todd Walter, Associate Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University; Rich Schiafo, Deputy Director, Hudson Valley Regional Council; Maureen Krudner, Region 2 Green Infrastructure Coordinator, US EPA; Emily Vail, Watershed Outreach Specialist, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program; Simon Gruber, Green Infrastructure Consultant, Hudson Valley Regional Council; Peter Smith, Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance; and Emilie Hauser, Estuary Training Program Coordinator, NYS DEC, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and NEIWPCC.

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The fee for this conference is $30, including lunch and refreshments.   For more information emailppomeroy@hudsonvalleyrc.org or call 845-564-4075.

Up to five hours of continuing education credits for landscape architects licensed in NY State are pending for this program, and it will be submitted shortly for up to five hours of credit for certified planners (AICPs).  The website below will be updated with information about these credits as it becomes available.

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Regional Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County, and the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Training Program with funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and hosted by the SUNY-Orange Sustainability Committee.


April 22, 2015
1:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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Kaplan Hall
Grand & First Streets
Newburgh , NY 12550 United States
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(845) 341-4891