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New York State Community Seminar Series2007-2008 Program

Partnering with the Center for Community Design Research at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources offers seminars that provide direction and professional assistance for community leaders and others to successfully plan, design and implement projects funded through the New York State Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (EPF LWRP) and the Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program (BOA). The seminars guide you through EPF LWRP and BOA contract work program activities and requirements, while helping to build skills and knowledge around topic areas such as local planning and its importance, organization of steering committees, vision planning, hiring and managing consultants, and contract administration and project management.

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The New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Environmental Remediation is pleased to offer a seminar series that provides significant information, resources and tools to make communities, both human and natural, better places.

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When and Where

Beginning this September through March 2008, registration will be accepted for the first sequence of seminars within the series. Seminars are offered in Rochester, Albany, Syracuse, Manhattan and Yonkers. Each seminar consists of one or more half-day session. Sessions include formal presentations, case studies, and participatory activities to help build an understanding of issues, process and outcomes associated with specific EPF LWRP and/or BOA contract work plan activities and products.  Schedule - click here.

Who should attend

Local government officials and their representatives, civic and business leaders, community consultants, advisory committee members and nonprofit organization leaders are all encouraged to attend one or more sessions as applicable to the LWRP and BOA planning process.


Please register two weeks in advance of the seminar date(s) to guarantee seating.

  • Using Online Registration
    ATTENTION: Only LWRP and BOA Grant Recipients may register online:
    • STEP ONE:  ***IMPORTANT*** Print instructions: PRINT
    • STEP TWO: Set up a profile (Log In ID and Password)
    • STEP THREE: Register online LWRP or BOA Grant Recipients only. 
  • Using a form to register (LWRP, BOA and all other participants)
    • Form One (PDF): LWRP Grant Recipients (DOC format)
      Form one should be used by 2004, 2005 and 2006 EPF LWRP grant recipient municipalities assigned to attend specific seminars within their grant contracts. Please check contract information for the specific seminar name and required number of people assigned to attend.
    • Form Two (PDF): BOA Grant Recipients (DOC format)
      Form two should be used by BOA grant recipients. BOA grantees are strongly encouraged to attend BOA seminars (see seminar audience designation). The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is providing seminar registration funds for BOA grant recipients to attend. Up to three persons from each grantee may attend at no cost.
    • Form Three (PDF):Open Registration (DOC format)
      When seating space allows, seminars are open at $125 per person per half day session ($250 for full day session). Form three should be used by EPF LWRP and BOA grant recipients wishing to send more than the assigned number of persons to a seminar. Form three may also be used by municipalities without current EPF LWRP or BOA grants; municipal consultants; representatives from not-for-profit or other organizations; and individuals. Please call SUNY ESF Outreach at 315.470.6817 for seminar availability.