The NEMO team has just completed its second rain garden demonstration site at the Middlesex County Extension Center in Haddam (CLEAR and NEMO’s home-base). Rain gardens are shallow depressions in the landscape that typically include plants and a mulch layer or ground cover. Their purpose is to help retain water runoff during a storm event, allowing […]
CT NEMO’s Michael Dietz and Chet Arnold have been given the Environmental Merit Award through EPA Region 1, for their work on New England Rain Garden Trainings. To date, they have presented trainings in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. EPA’s Environmental Merit Award is an annual award that recognizes outstanding environmental advocates who have made significant […]
CLEAR’s LID in Connecticut: a Virtual Tour of Where It’s Working Webinar held on March 13th is now online. Information and registration for upcoming webinars can be found in our CLEAR 2012 Webinar Series section. Past webinars can be found in the CLEAR Webinar Library.
CLEAR’s Geospatial Training Program (GTP) is conducting a workshop this week (March 21 and 22) in Asheville, NC for the USDA Southern Regional Water Program. The workshop focuses on the use of ArcGIS.com, a relatively new option for users of all levels of technical skill to create and share maps on the web. The workshop […]
The National NEMO Network is hosting several webinars in 2012. The first webinar “NEMO Programs and the Healthy Watersheds Initiative” was held on March 7th and is now online at http://nemonet.uconn.edu/webinars/healthy_watersheds/. The next webinar is “Surrogate TMDLs-Better Than the Real Thing?” and will be held on May 2nd, 2012. For more information and to register visit http://nemonet.uconn.edu/webinars. […]
CLEAR Geospatial Educator Emily Wilson is being honored as a Connecticut Woman of Innovation by the CT Technology Council. As stated at the CTC website, “the awards program, sponsored by the Connecticut Technology Council, recognizes women in the workforce and at the high school and college levels, who are innovators, role models and leaders in […]
CLEAR’s Introduction to “Buildout” Analyses Webinar held on February 28th is now online. Information and registration for upcoming webinars can be found in our CLEAR 2012 Webinar Series section. Past webinars can be found in the CLEAR Webinar Library.
The Land Use Academy has two new training classes scheduled for land use officials. The Advanced Training Academy held on November 5 was a huge success. As a result, another Advanced Training Academy is scheduled for March 31, 2012. The Academy will be held on the University of Connecticut Stamford Campus. The Advanced Land Use […]
Rain gardens are shallow depressions in the landscape that typically include plants and a mulch layer or ground cover. In addition to providing increased groundwater recharge, they are expected to provide pollutant treatment. Pollutant treatment in rain gardens has been attributed to adsorption, decomposition, ion exchange and volatilization. The CT NEMO Program is teaching a 1.5 […]
IT’S FREE Presented by: Land Use Academy Date: February 28, 2012 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM Instructors: Emily Wilson, Chet Arnold, Bruce Hyde Abstract: A “buildout” analysis is a planning tool that can provide insight into the possible future impacts of a town’s current land use regulations. But what does a buildout really tell you? In the first half […]
The first Advanced Training Academy held on November 5 was a huge success. Attendance was at capacity, attracting 85 land use commissioners and professional planners from 36 towns for the day long training. As a result, we have added another Advanced Training Academy for March 31, 2012. The Advanced Land Use Academy training is a departure […]