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It is the mission of the  District to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the present and future generations of Erie County residents through the conservation of soil, water, air, plant and animal resources by delivery of sound, science-based, locally-directed, technical and educational assistance.

 

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2015 Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops

NYSDEC-endorsed 4-hour GP-0-10-001 Training

Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District and WNY Stormwater Coalition will host two DEC-Endorsed 4-hour Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops for Construction Site Contractors and Operators in Winter 2015 at the Erie County Emergency Services Training Facility in Cheektowaga, New York.  The workshops will be Thursday January 29 and Thursday February 19, 2015. 

All contractors and subcontractors working under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Permit GP-0-10-001 (SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activity), must identify at least one Trained Contractor from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and have at least one Trained Contractor perform a daily site inspection when soil disturbance activities are being performed.  Also, developers must have a Qualified Inspector conduct regular site inspections in accordance with GP-0-10-001.

All Qualified Inspectors and Trained Contractors must complete 4 hours of training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control through a program endorsed by NYDEC, SWCD or CPESC, Inc. every three years. Upon completion, each participant will receive a NYS DEC registration number that is valid for 3 years.  Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), LA’s and PE’s are exempt from these training requirements.  These events are not a workshop series; they are the same class being provided on two different days.

Registration fee is $95.00 per attendee and includes refreshments and all training materials.  Attendees must pre-register. Please contact Don Stribick at (716) 652-8480 to register for either of the workshops.

Also check the NYSDEC website for more trainings and additional information at http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8699.html.


January Workshop Information


February Workshop Information

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2015 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program Order Form Coming Soon!

10 varieties of Transplants - 30 varieties
of Seedlings, and Seedling Combination Packs:
Native NY Wildlife - Bird & Butterfly
- Nut Tree - Homeowner - Transplant


2014 Order Form

Planting Tree and Shrub Seedlings Will:

 -Provide wildlife food and habitat
- Protect water quality
- Shelter crops and landscape
- Reduce air pollution
- Reduce heating/cooling expenses
- Stabilize erodible land

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Are you a high school student or teacher interested in the outdoors or the environment? If so,
the ERIE COUNTY ENVIROTHON is a perfect opportunity for you! To learn more about this exciting
local program that connects students with environmental professionals and gives participants a
chance to win some great prizes, click on link below! Don't miss out on this year's program -
sign up now!

Click here for information on the Envirothon

 

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POND INFO!

pondpond

Images courtesy of USDA NRCS.

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Conservation Practices

•Click here for Bluebird Conservation

•Windbreaks - Click here for information on how to use nature to protect natural resources

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Stop by the District office for these additional items:
Bluebird and Bat Houses - Wood Duck Boxes - Field Identification Guides - Planting Spades
Topographic Maps - Backyard Conservation Kits

Gift Certificates also available in any denomination

 
 
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