email from Dianne Olsen at Cornell-Putnam:
“Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project www.hudsonestuaryresilience.net
This publication was prepared for NYS Water Resources Institute and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary
Program, with support from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund
Learn How Forests and Wetlands Help Limit Damage and Reduce Flood Risks
When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Desmond Fish Library
472 Route 403
Biodiversity Outreach Coordinator
Hudson River Estuary Program
Marilyn Wyman, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
Part of a Series of Upcoming Seminars:
Scientists predict more — and heavier — storms in our future. What can you and your community do to prevent and mitigate the impacts of post-storm flooding?
? Forests slow the flow of water, increase filtration and absorption, and help to stabilize stream banks.
? Wetlands maintain clean water, control floodwaters and protect shorelines and streambanks from erosion and property damage.
? Both forested land and wetlands face important challenges like invasive species, fragmentation, uncoordinated development and impervious surfaces.
? Heady and Wyman will discuss ongoing research and new solutions for landowners and communities.
For more information regarding the Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project and this seminar series, visit: www.hudsonestuaryresilence.net
Emergent Marsh, New Paltz, NY. Photo: Laura Heady
This event is free and open to the public.
Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided.
Register at: http://floodseries3.eventbrite.com
or call (845) 278-6738