LIS Field Excursions & SRC Bi-State Workshop To Be Held This Fall

This announcement was updated on Oct. 12, 2023 to include registration links for eastern Connecticut and Westchester.

Save the Date for 2nd Annual Sustainable & Resilient Communities Bi-State Workshop

This is a graphic of a flier for the Dec 7 sustainable and resilient communites workshop for Dec. 7, 2023. It includes a qr code to link for more information and to register

Last year, more than 260 people attended the first Annual SRC Bi-State Workshop to learn about opportunities to increase the resilience of Long Island Sound communities to impacts from a changing climate and other environmental threats. This fall, extension professionals from the Connecticut and New York Sea Grant Programs, in conjunction with Long Island Sound Study, will once again host a half-day virtual workshop on Dec. 7 from 9 am to 12:30 p.m. to bring together local government, Indigenous, tribal, and community leaders, nonprofits, and other stakeholders from around the Sound. This year’s workshop will focus on debuting a new Long Island Sound Resilience Resource Hub website and providing information on resilience planning and implementation.

Please save the date and register here.

More information to come. For questions email [email protected].

Join Us in November for a Resilience Excursion!

Leading up to their annual workshop, this November, the Sustainable and Resilient Communities extension professionals are hosting field excursions around Long Island Sound to showcase community resilience projects. This series of field trips offers a unique opportunity for communities to connect and learn from each other and inspire increased implementation of resilience projects throughout the region. We encourage you to attend as many field excursions as you can and explore the Sound!

Included: Refreshments will be provided at all field excursions. For those that don’t have travel budgets through their employers, we can reimburse travel expenses up to $150/person/field excursion.

Secure your spot today by registering below to one or more of our events. Registration is required for all field excursions. See below for more information on each and to register. Note that registration needs to be finalized for Eastern Connecticut and Westchester County field excursions. Check back to this announcement for updates.

Suffolk County: Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park, NY

Nov. 3, 2023 {10am–2:30 PM}

View and discuss green infrastructure projects and ongoing marsh restoration efforts. Register here by Oct. 26.

Western Connecticut: New Haven, CT

Nov. 8, 2023 {10Am–2pm}

Explore various green infrastructure projects around New Haven. Register here by Oct. 31.

Eastern Connecticut: Fenwick, CT

Nov. 9, 2023  {11:30am–2:30pm}

View and learn about the Fenwick living shoreline project. Register here by Nov. 1.

Nassau County: Manorhaven, NY

Nov. 15, 2023 {10AM–2PM} 

Learn about Town of North Hempstead Climate Smart Communities actions and local oyster restoration work. Register here by Nov. 8.

Westchester County: Rye, NY

Nov. 17, 2023 {10AM–2PM}

Learn about different resilience projects and planning activities happening in the Blind Brook watershed. Register here by Nov. 9.

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