Albany County Stormwater Coalition

Free webcast! Making Urban Trees Count June 21, 2017


The live, free webcast titled, “Making Urban Trees Count” is Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 1pm to 2:30pm, at the Town of Colonie, Public Operations Center, 347 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY. If you’d like to attend, please call or e-mail to reserve a seat: swcoalition@albanycounty.com or 447-5645.

From the Center for Watershed Protection website: “The water quality benefits of forests are widely accepted, yet very few studies have successfully quantified the runoff and pollutant-reducing impacts of trees in the urban landscape. Using everything from individual street trees up to small patches of forest as a stormwater best management practice (BMP) is hampered by this uncertainty of how to “credit” urban trees for runoff and pollutant load reduction. This webcast will review the available stormwater crediting systems for urban tree planting and will present a new crediting system that includes a design specification for urban tree planting that can be integrated into state and local compliance  systems for stormwater management, TMDLs and other water quality requirements.”

This Center for Watershed Protection webcast was purchased by the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County as part of their public education and outreach program. See flyer for details. For information about other Center for Watershed Protection webcasts go to the Center’s website.

 

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