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Managing Stormwater Requires Professional Expertise

Courses offered in Syracuse, Fishkill, and Buffalo

August 25, 2005
Charles Spuches (315) 470-6810

(Syracuse, NY) The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry andthe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are offering courses on stormwater management in Syracuse, Fishkill and for the first time in Buffalo.

As a result of numerous requests, SUNY-ESF is launching a pilot program on stormwater management regulations for engineers, surveyors and others in the Buffalo area that must plan, develop and manage stormwater systems.

Donald W. Lake, Jr., P.E., CPESC, CPSWQ, will coordinate the program and instruct along with other stormwater management professionals. Lake served for 27 years in the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service and is the principal author of “New York Guidelines for Urban Erosion and Sediment Control” and the “New York Contractors Erosion and Sediment Control Field Notebook.” He has received a number of awards and teaches at SUNY-ESF.

Stormwater management courses will be held in Buffalo at the Holiday Inn-Airport, September 7-8, 2005; November 22-23, 2005; and January 18-19, 2006. Classes will also be offered in Fishkill and Syracuse. Details and registration information can be found HERE.

 “At SUNY-ESF we are challenged every day to find a way to improve our world,” said Dr. Charles Spuches, Associate Dean for Outreach, who explained, “Through our outreach programs and activities, SUNY-ESF fulfills its commitment to serve environmental and natural resource professionals, students at all grade levels, educators and the community. We are pleased to include the stormwater management program in our outreach efforts.” All courses provide professional development hours (PDHs) that count toward the NY continuing education requirement for engineers and land surveyors and continuing education units (CEUs).

###Release No. 9 August 25, 2005

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