Planning for Sustainable Waterfront Development on the Hudson River-April 20th

Planning Your Sustainable WaterfrontMunicipalities up and down the Hudson River are encouraged to send elected officials and members of their volunteer planning and zoning boards to a workshop on “Planning Your Sustainable Waterfront,” Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 am to 1 pm at the Sleepy Hollow Senior Center, 47-49 Elm Street in Sleepy Hollow. Interested residents of all the river towns, as well as members of waterfront committees and environmental advisory boards are welcome to attend.

Sponsored by Historic Hudson River Towns and the Village of Sleepy Hollow, the half-day program is designed to engage participants in thinking about how to plan sustainable waterfront development, while addressing environmental needs and issues. The program, which meets the New York State requirements for training board members, will reflect the unique land use issues faced by Hudson River communities in an era of climate change and sea level rise.

Speakers will include John Nolon from Pace University Law School and Land Use Center, Sacha Spector, PhD, from Scenic Hudson, Betsy Blair from the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Andy Peck, PhD, from the Nature Conservancy, and representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Attendees will walk away with a broad view on topics ranging from a basic understanding of SEQRA to the specifics of the base flood elevation maps recently released by FEMA and how they will ultimately impact the decisions made at the local level.

The cost is $20 for representatives of Historic Hudson River Towns member communities and $30 for those from non-member communities. To register, call HHRT at 914-232-6583.

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