September 26th, 2023 1:00 – 2:00PM
Presented by: Mary Looney & Dave Dickson, UConn CLEAR
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) has recently updated the 2004 Stormwater Quality Manual and plan to release the newly revised Manual this Fall. CT NEMO has teamed up with CT DEEP to help provide more information and insight into the revised Manual and what it means for you. To kick everything off, NEMO will be hosting an overview webinar, in which we’ll cover an overview and history of the Manual from 2004 to this new revision, the ‘big picture’ changes to expect, their impacts on the CT DEEP general stormwater permits and best management practices, potential impacts to local land use regulations, and guidance on using and navigating the manual.
Join Connecticut’s first Geographic Information Officer, Alfredo Herrera, to learn about the mission, goals, and activities of the new CT GIS Office and the new CT Geodata Portal. The CT Geodata Portal is a catalog of geospatial data and apps developed by Connecticut state agencies and partner organizations. Alfredo will talk about different ways to use the Geodata Portal and what is planned in the future.
June 14th, 2023 1:00 – 2:00
This webinar provides an overview of the ecology and geology of sandy beach-dune systems in Connecticut. We provide highlights from a soon to be available booklet which includes an overview of the ecology of Connecticut’s beach-dune ecosystem and an in-depth look at the geology of these areas, including why Connecticut beaches are different from those in neighboring states. Descriptions with photographs of common plants, birds and invertebrates are provided for easy identification, and we show a sampling of these during the webinar.
February 22nd, 2023 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Presented by Jeff Colella, Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, PA
For this webinar, we invite Jeff Colella, Stormwater Division Manager of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) to discuss the program’s experience as a regional stormwater utility and MS4 Administrator in Pennsylvania. In this webinar, we will hear about the WVSA story and program, the implementation of their regional stormwater utility spanning 32 municipalities, and keys to success for those are considering following a similar path.