Fostering Climate Resiliency in your Community

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension is hosting a forum on:

Fostering Climate Resiliency in your Community: How to become a leader using funding and support from NYS Climate Smart Communities

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Light breakfast at 8:30am)
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas College - RSAC main room (125 Route 340, Sparkill, New York, 10976)

Communities will learn about new climate resilience grants and free technical assistance available through the NYS Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program. The forum will feature municipal leaders who will provide insights into how their community is leveraging state resources to adapt to climate change and extreme weather. Presentations will also be given by representatives from the NYSDEC Office of Climate Change and the Hudson River Estuary Program.

Climate Smart Communities GrantsThe Climate Smart Communities Grant Program is a competitive 50/50 matching grant program for municipalities to conduct climate change adaptation or mitigation implementation projects, or to undertake eligible actions as part of a strategy to achieve Climate Smart Communities Certification. Eligible implementation projects include those related to flood risk reduction. Applications are due by 4:00 PM on July 28, 2017.

Light refreshments will be served. Click here for the draft agenda (subject to change).

There is no cost for this forum, but we ask that you please RSVP.
Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided.

Click here to register!

This forum is part of the Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project, a program of Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension in partnership with the NYS Water Resource Institute and the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, with support from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.

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Camille Marcotte
Community Environmental Educator
(845) 677-8223 x138


St. Thomas Aquinas College
RSAC Main Room
125 Route 340
Sparkill, , New York 10976