General info about events and a listing of upcoming events
Public Hearing on NYS DEC Open Space Plan
Wednesday October 22, 2014 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Workshop: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Hearing: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Evening Hearing: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The plan guides State Environmental Protection Fund investments in open space protection. Public comments on the draft plan will be accepted from September 17 until December 17 and a series of public hearings will be held across the state from October 21 to October 23. The Draft Plan makes recommendations on how open space conservation will help accomplish Governor Cuomo's goals, which include: ensuring clean water, air and land for a healthy public and vibrant economy; greening New York's economy; protecting natural resources and promoting outdoor recreation; increasing and improving the visitor experience; creating a 21st century parks system that is aesthetically compelling, energy and operationally efficient, and built to last; and working to address climate change. Building upon the recommendations of Regional Advisory Committees, the Commissioners now ask the public to make recommendations on how open space conservation programs can make the state better prepared and more resilient in preparation of future storms and climate change. Governor Cuomo created the NYS 2100 commission in response to Superstorm Sandy to generate recommendations to improve resilience and strengthen the state's infrastructure in the face of natural disasters and other emergencies. Many of the open space recommendations included in the 2100 Commission report are integrated into the draft plan. The Commissioners invite the public to comment in writing and at the public hearings. Specifically, comments could offer suggestions on: - how the state and its partners can promote and enhance existing and new state lands as tourism destinations as part of a comprehensive open space conservation program; - how the state can make public lands attractive to a diversity of New Yorkers; - how DEC and State Parks can offer better access for sportsmen and women; - how DEC and State Parks can work to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for New Yorkers and visitors of all abilities through Universal Access; - where DEC and State Parks can further develop Universal Access; and - what the state can do to acquire and make more accessible lands near and in urban centers Public comments can be submitted by email to LF.OpenSpacePlan@dec.ny.gov or mailed to DEC by December 17 to: Open Space Conservation Plan 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233
Location: NYS Region 6 Headquarters Dulles State Office Building First Floor Conference Room 317 Washington Street Watertown, NY
TIRAP Board Meeting, Antique Boat Museum
Monday October 27, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Consultant to the State Area of Scenic Significance designation application Harry Dodson will be discussing the final results of his inventory and analysis. This includes maps of the classification of the visual districts within the participating municipalities and areas suitable for designation as a scenic area of statewide significance. The committee would like to address any questions from the group and discuss next steps.
Location: The Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St, Clayton, NY, United States
26th Annual Winter Environmental Conference
Saturday February 07, 2015 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Details to follow....