Webinar

Stormwater Utility Webinar Series: Trends

Our third installment of the Stormwater Utility Webinar Series is around the corner: Stormwater Utility Trends on Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 1PM EST. Dr. Warren Campbell from Western Kentucky University has been collecting and analyzing information on stormwater utilities in the US for 15 years. He has been described as a human encyclopedia of […]

A Stormwater Utility: Learning from the South Burlington Experience

May 4, 2022 Presented By Dave Wheeler, Stormwater Superintendent, South Burlington, VT  For the second webinar of our Stormwater Utility Series, the Stormwater Superintendent of South Burlington, VT, Dave Wheeler, will discuss the process of establishing the first stormwater utility in the state. This webinar will provide further detail on various aspects of setting up […]

Stormwater Utility Webinar Series: South Burlington

Introducing out next stormwater utility webinar, Starting A Stormwater Utility: Learning from the South Burlington Experience!   In this webinar, the Stormwater Superintendent of South Burlington, VT, Dave Wheeler, will discuss the process of establishing the first stormwater utility in the state. This webinar will provide further detail on various aspects of setting up and […]

UConn TAB: Brownfields Municipal Assistance Program

December 8, 2021 Presented By Nefeli Bompoti & Marisa Chysochoou, TAB program, UConn Civil & Environmental Engineering The webinar will provide an overview of the UConn TAB’s Technical Assistance program for activities supported in Spring 2022. UConn TAB is offering to provide assistance to New England municipalities at no cost for the Spring semester of […]

Zoning Strategies to Address Mandates for Coastal Water Quality Protection

November 17, 2021 Presented By Kristin Floberg & Charles Vidich, WestCOG Following an explosion in scientific evidence pointing to the importance of riparian buffers as a means to reduce nonpoint source pollutants, on June 10, 2021 the Connecticut General Assembly enacted Public Act 21-29. This law expands the responsibility of zoning commissions in protecting the […]

UConn TAB: Navigating EPA’s EJ SCREEN Tool for EPA Brownfields Grants

July 1, 2021 Presented By Nefeli Bompoti & Marisa Chysochoou, TAB program, UConn Civil & Environmental Engineering EJ SCREEN a mapping and screening tool developed by EPA to provide a nationally consistent data set and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. In this year’s EPA Brownfields Grant guidelines, it is suggested to utilize EJ […]

Can Watershed Land Use Legacies Inform Nitrogen Management?

June 16, 2021 Presented By Ashley Helton, Professor, UConn Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering Past land use activities (or land use “legacies”) can be strong indicators of contemporary water quality; yet watershed management strategies often neglect the lag times associated with land change trajectories. In this seminar, […]

Connecticut Trail Finder

May 26, 2021 Presented By Kim Bradley, UConn Extension Trails Program Coordinator The State of Connecticut has a vast number of open space and outdoor recreational opportunities, however information for trail users can be inconsistent, inaccurate, and difficult to find. The Connecticut Trail Finder, currently in development through UConn Extension, will be a free, interactive […]

Building Capacity for Conservation: Engaging Local Teens

May 19, 2021 Presented By Nicole Friedenfelds and Amy Cabaniss, Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA), Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment Have a great idea for a conservation project in your community or land trust, but not sure you have the staff power, technical know-how, or energy to carry it out? Wouldn’t it be […]

Best Practices in Balancing Land Use and Economic Development

April 28, 2021 Presented by Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator, UConn Extension, Courtney Hendricson, Vice President of Partnerships, AdvanceCT, Kristen Gorski, Economic Development Coordinator, Town of West Hartford, and President, CT Economic Development Association (CEDAS) Many communities struggle to find a comfortable balance between the desires of the business community, the desires of […]

The N-Sink Tool: Tracking Nitrogen Through Coastal Watersheds

April 21, 2021 Presented By Chet Arnold, UConn Extension & CLEAR and Qian Lei-Parent, UConn Extension & CLEAR Land use planners, property owners, and watershed managers need all the help that they can get to reduce the impacts of nitrogen (N) pollution on waterways, particularly in coastal areas. CLEAR, URI and EPA have developed an […]

The NEMO Rain Garden App – Reborn!

March 24, 2021 Presented By Dave Dickson, UConn Extension and CLEAR Nearly eight years ago, CLEAR’s NEMO program first launched an app to help homeowners, landscapers, developers, and municipalities properly site, size, install, and maintain a rain garden to help protect their water resources. The app has since expanded to include state-specific rain garden sizing […]

Finding the Right Trees for the Right Time

The goal of this four-part online speaker series is to engage a wide variety of community members to discuss and better understand climate change and its effects on coastal forests in northeastern U.S. Participants will be able to better understand new strategies to create more resilient forests. Because the speaker series is online, it is […]

Using the New CT Zoning Atlas to Envision CT’s Transit-Oriented Development Potential

February 17, 2021 Presented By Sara Bronin, UConn Law School & Cary Chadwick, UConn CLEAR In January, Desegregate CT, a coalition of over 60 organizations focused on land use and zoning reform, released its groundbreaking interactive map, the Connecticut Zoning Atlas. This first-in-the-nation planning tool allows the public to easily explore zoning regulations that govern housing in […]

Long Island Sound Report Card: Grading the Urban Sea

February 10, 2021 Presented By Peter Linderoth, Save the Sound What is this map telling us? Join Peter Linderoth from Save the Sound as he discusses the latest release of the Long Island Sound Report Card. The Report Card grades the ecological health of the open waters of the Sound in addition to numerous embayments. Peter will […]

GC3 Webinar Series Explores Equity and Environmental Justice in Climate Solutions

Exploring Climate Solutions Webinar Series Equity and Environmental Justice in Climate Solutions The purpose of this series of webinars is to help member of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3), and the public, understand how climate change affects low-income people, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, people of color and other people who are at increased risk due […]

GC3’s Equity and Environmental Justice in Climate Solutions Webinar Series

The Equity & Environmental Justice Working Group, part of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3), is hosting a special webinar series on equity and environmental justice in climate solutions beginning on September 10 and running through November 19. The purpose of this series is to help members of the GC3, and the public, understand […]