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Past Training Events Archive

Archive for past training events, with information that is still relevant today.


Hudson Valley Climate Change Speakers Bureau 

Estuary Shorelines

Hudson Valley Climate Change Network

Semi-regular events are hosted in partnership with the Estuary Training Program, Hudson River Estuary Program, and The Nature Conservancy. The Network provides a forum to learn about ongoing projects by New York State climate experts and researchers and an opportunity for participants to network and learn about each others’ work. Topics have ranged from stormwater runoff and green infrastructure needs to New York State climate plans and the perspectives of municipal officials regarding climate change

Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts

Starting in the fall of 2011, the Training Program began partnering with Scenic Hudson and NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program on Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts. Three successful workshops have focused on Beacon and Newburgh, Ulster County, and Columbia and Greene Counties, with future events to be held in both Albany and Westchester Counties

Workshop: Applying the Findings of the Hudson River Sustainable Shoreline Project (July 23, 2014, Norrie Point Environmental Center, Staatsburg, NY).

This one-day workshop was designed to introduce the audience of shoreline engineers, landscape architects, and state permit and habitat staff to the findings of the Hudson River Sustainable Shoreline Project. The presentations covered a range of topics, including ecological principles, planning considerations, lessons from implementation, sea level rise, physical forces, shoreline treatment performance during storms, climate adaptability, and cost information.

NOAA NERRS Living Shorelines Webinar Series (2013 to 2014).

This series of online presentations was designed to introduce the concept of living shorelines, increase awareness about the types of living shorelines, and look at regional differences in perceptions of living shorelines. The series was produced by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System and NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

  • Living shorelines: Perspectives from around the country (September 2013)
  • Applications of living shorelines and lessons learned (November 2013)
  • Regulatory challenges and solutions for using living shorelines (December 2013)
  • Science of living shorelines (January 15, 2014)
  • Living shorelines: Case studies from the NERRS (February 19, 2014)

Conference: Regional (NY-NJ-DE) Dialogue to Advance Sustainable Shorelines along Sheltered Coasts (October 4, 2013, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ).

This was a one-day invitation-only workshop designed to examine opportunities for regional collaboration and advance the sharing of sustainable shorelines information and projects in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. Resources available include: agenda, proceedings, findings of a pre-conference assessment of stakeholders, workshop materials, presentations, event summaries, and a follow-up webinar (February 10, 2014). This workshop was funded by a NERRS Science Collaborative transfer project.

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2020

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.