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Availability for Comment on Draft Chesapeake Bay Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan

This notice announces the availability of a Draft Watershed Implementation Plan proposed by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to meet requirements of the Chesapeake Bay Total Daily Maximum Load (TMDL). Public comment on this document will be accepted through June 7, 2019. Background: The United States [...]

April 12th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Seeking a talented individual to fill the Water Quality Program Coordinator position: apply by April 30, 2019

Seeking a talented individual to fill the “Coolest Job in the Southern Tier”           Seeking Water Quality Program Coordinator to join the team at Southern Tier 8 Regional Board, to assist the 15 municipalities in the Broome Tioga Stormwater Coalition to meet EPA & DEC stormwater regulations. This position requires experience [...]

March 25th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Coal Industry Impacts in the Southern Tier

Not only has the Southern Tier been impacted by the decline in American manufacturing, but families have also experienced the impact of the coal industry decline (from 2005 to 2015)... 1. Highly-recognized coal-dependent (how much does economy depend on coal?) counties include: Chenango, Tioga & Chemung 2. Moderately-impacted coal-industry-ecosystem (experienced [...]

March 17th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Manufacturing Grants: $50K, apply by February 28

The Manufacturing Grants are designed to encourage collaboration between companies and non-profit organizations in New York State that work with the manufacturing industry. Eligible projects will include those that are used by the applicant to assist companies with the following types of projects: Adoption of new technology to enhance a [...]

January 16th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Municipalities: sign up for assistance in developing your drinking water protection program

Due by February 15, 2019: New York State is launching an initiative to provide municipalities with resources and tools to proactively protect their drinking water sources. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Health (DOH), in consultation with the Department of State (DOS) and Department [...]

January 15th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Funding for Invasive Species Management

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to announce available Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) funding for state-wide invasive species grant programs. Grant projects must implement successful lake management planning, aquatic invasive species spread prevention, aquatic and/or terrestrial invasive species rapid response and control, or invasive species [...]

January 11th, 2019|Events, Latest News|

Chugnut Trail Improvement in downtown Endicott

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) investment request awarded to Broome County Planning. Southern Tier 8 is excited to announce the first trail project award for the region.  Broome County will receive $150,000 to make improvements to the Chugnut Trail in Endicott and expand the Two Rivers Greenway Trail. See full article [...]

August 10th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Riparian Buffer Conservation and Restoration Grant for Landowners Receive one-time grant funding to protect riparian buffers on your land. Riparian buffers are areas of trees, shrubs, or grasses next to streams, rivers or wetlands. By planting or keeping vegetation along streams, space is created between the water and upland land [...]

May 17th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

Congratulations to teachers & students in the region!

Congratulations to teachers & students in the region! Teachers in Chenango Valley and Afton Central School Districts and students from Cortland Jr/Sr Highschool and Owego Free Academy have been nominated to attend the Appalachian Regional Commission/ Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Summer STEM program, a unique summer residential learning opportunity [...]

May 14th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

ARC Schedule 2019

For 2019 opportunities, please join us at an upcoming workshop: Tuesday, June 5th @ Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta. Register Wednesday, June 6th @ Hope Lake Lodge in Virgil. Register The workshop is free, but registration is required.

May 11th, 2018|Events, Latest News|