Montgomery Place Fall 2019 Salon Series

o   Session 1: Solar Energy
November 12, 3–5 p.m., Montgomery Place, Annandale-on-Hudson
Emily Majer ’95, Town of Red Hook historian and deputy mayor, Village of Tivoli
Audrey Friedrichsen, land use and environmental advocacy attorney, Scenic Hudson
Jeff Irish, vice president, SunCommon
Moderated by Ben Hoen CEP ’06, research scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

o   Session 2: Hydro Energy
December 3, 3–5 p.m., Montgomery Place, Annandale-on-Hudson
Emily Majer ’95, Town of Red Hook historian and deputy mayor, Village of Tivoli
Jan Borchert, head of hydro facility design and permitting, Current Hydro
Tracy Brown, restoration manager, Connecticut and New York Northeast Coldwater Habitat Program, Trout Unlimited
Weston Davey, historic site restoration coordinator, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Moderated by Robyn Smyth, assistant professor of environmental and urban studies, Bard College

Source Collin Adkins

Upcoming CCDC Events

  1. First of all, save the date for our annual CAC-EMC Roundtable! The 2020 Roundtable will be held on Tuesday, February 25th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Farm & Home Center (2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY). The snow date for the event will be Thursday, February 27th, at the same time and location. This event is our annual forum aimed at bringing together all of the CACs/CBs in Dutchess County, the County’s Environmental Management Council and others to discuss common successes, challenges, and goals for the future. This year will also feature a presentation on Dutchess County’s single-use plastic prevention campaign as well as continued discussion on the Climate Smart Communities Program and CCEDC’s support. More details to come. We hope to see you all there!

 

  1. Secondly, the Wappinger Creek Watershed Intermunicipal Council will be holding its Fall Quarterly Meeting (last of the year) on Friday, November 15th from 9:00-10:30 AM at the Farm & Home Center. This meeting will focus on the final steps of the Wappinger Creek Nine-Element Watershed Management Plan, including presentations from two of our watershed municipalities, the Town of Pine Plains and Town of Wappinger, as well as a presentation on the nearly-finalized Watershed Characterization and Recommendations Report by KC Engineering. We welcome any municipalities within the Wappinger Creek Watershed or Dutchess County as a whole to attend and share your questions, comments and/or concerns pertaining to local water quality and watershed management.

 Source: Sean Carroll

Give Plastic Free July a Try!

What’s better than sunshine and summertime? Enjoying it all with less waste of course!

Join us and people all over the world in celebrating Plastic Free July! Plastic Free July was started by an organization in Australia and is now a global challenge with 120 million people across 177 countries participating in 2018. Pledge to make a change and reduce your use of single-use plastics. Remember, you don’t have to go completely plastic free in order to claim success for yourself! Make it fun and create your own plastic free bucket list.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started:

  • Support farmers and local businesses – purchase food or other goods from your local farm stand or farmers market that aren’t packaged in plastic
  • Make homemade Popsicles instead of purchasing ones that come individually wrapped
  • Up your cooler game and try out stainless steel ice packs
  • Reduce both wasted food and packaging waste by bringing reusable containers to your next BBQ

Let us know how you celebrated Plastic Free July at organicrecycling@dec.ny.gov, We encourage pictures. You just might be featured in upcoming DEC social media!

Source: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Newsletter