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Learn best practices for erosion, sediment, stormwater control, more

August 22, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

CHAUTAUQUA - The Chautauqua Lake Management Commission along with the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board have joined forces to present this opportunity for highway officials, contractors, site developers, public officials and all other interested parties to learn best management practices for erosion and sediment control, stormwater management and much more.

The event will be held on Monday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hultquist Center on Bestor Plaza in the Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua Institution's summer session will be completed, so no admission fee will be required to enter the grounds.

Specific presentations are scheduled for the morning and afternoon. Presenters include Donald W. Lake Jr., and David Hanny. Lake had served in the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service for 27 years and is the principal author of the New York State Guidelines for Urban Erosion and Sediment Control. Don is an adjunct faculty member at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry where he teaches graduate courses and supports graduate research on stormwater management. Hanny is the managing environmental scientist for the consulting firm of Barton and Loguidice. He has both educational and field-based experience with watershed management practices and stormwater runoff control.

The morning session starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration and check-in followed by presentations starting at 9 a.m., including "NYS Regulatory Overview; Permit Highlights; Owner and Professionals Obligations," "Erosion and Sediment Control for Construction Sites" and "NYS Stormwater Criteria; Pollutant Impacts."

The afternoon session begins with lunch at noon, followed by presentations to include "Stormwater Management Practices; Practice Selection", "Better Site Design and Green Infrastructure; Planning Concepts; Retrofit and Redevelopment" and ending by 3:30 p.m.

Registration is $10 per person, which includes lunch, and is payable at the door. To register, call the Chautauqua Soil & Water Conservation District office at 664-2351, ext 3, or email and leave the name of the person attending to ensure an accurate lunch count, by Wednesday, Aug. 22.



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