Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions Program

Green Infrastructure Champions Workshops

Chili, NY Workshop Recap

On Thursday, May 30 2019, the Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions program hosted a knowledge transfer workshop in Chili, New York that brought together municipal officials, planners, and consultants together to learn about green infrastructure opportunities in the Great Lakes, and lessons learned from each other. The workshop featured talks from representatives from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Monroe County (NY) Department of Environmental Services, Credit Valley Conservation, Genesee County, New York Sea Grant, Great Lakes Commission, and the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council.

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Workshop Objectives

  • Learn more about green infrastructure (GI) strategies for both rural and urban communities that support healthy, resilient watersheds
  • Learn more about the GI Champions mentoring network and mini-grant program
  • Provide an avenue for new and emerging green infrastructure champions to learn from local experts as they share their lessons learned about planning, design, construction, monitoring, and maintenance.

Presentations 

Funding

Resources

Photos

Margo Davis from the Great Lakes Commission discussing the GI Champions program. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

Shannon Dougherty, NY DEC, presenting on Green Infrastructure

Shannon Dougherty from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation sharing information on the Black and Oatka Creek Watershed Planning and New York’s green infrastructure resources. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

Andy Sansone at GI Champions Chili workshop

Andy Sansone from Monroe County (NY) Department of Environmental Services discussing Monroe County’s riparian restoration and retrofit efforts. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

Andy Sansone leading workshop attendees through a tour of green infrastructure installations at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

Workshop attendee inspecting a green infrastructure installation at RIT. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

Green infrastructure installations along a walkway at RIT.

Green infrastructure installations along a walkway at RIT. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

Andy Sansone sharing about the process of implementing a Riparian buffer project in Chili, NY neighborhood funded by New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

Riparian buffer project in Chili, NY neighborhood funded by New York Department of Environmental Conservation. Photo: Ned Willig, GLC

For more information about this workshop, contact Ned Willig ([email protected])

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