11/19/18: Suddenly winter.
Image by Barbara Sacks, Executive Director, CCE Westchester, November 19, 2018

11/19/18: Suddenly winter.

RECENT PROGRAMS AND RELATED RESOURCES:

CONFRONTING CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT TO EXPECT IN OUR REGION
On December 12, 2018, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County acted as a co-sponsor with the Westchester County Office and Soil and Water Conservation district in presenting a program titled Confronting Climate Change: What to Expect in Our Region. Other co-sponsors were the Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, the Watershed Agricultural Council and the Westchester County Planning Department.

275 people attended this climate change program that was held at the Westchester County Center. It was the most well attended of the annual programs with which CCE Westchester has been involved through a partnership with the Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District and other partners.

Listed below, please find the names of each of the three climate experts who presented for us at this program followed by a link to their presentations:

Arthur DeGaetano, PhD, Director, Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC), Cornell University:
Change is in the Air: Global Climate Change from a New York Perspective

David Vallee, Hydrologist-In-Charge, Northeast River Forecast Center, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
Climate Trends in Southeast New York and Their Impact on Flood Frequency

Mark Wysocki, New York State Climatologist, New York State Climate Office, Cornell University:
Impacts of Extreme Weather Events on Communities Across New York State

POND & LAKE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County, The Westchester County Office of Soil and Water Conservation, The Westchester County Department of Planning and The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, recently partnered to hold an aquatics program titled the Pond and Lake Management Workshop. The program was held at the Westchester County Center on December 7, 2017. It was attended by 250 people who gathered to learn about managing issues surrounding water, our most important resource. Links to the program presentations and the names of the speakers who presented them are as follows:

An Introduction to the Ecology of Ponds, Lakes and Reservoirs as presented by Dr. Stephen J. Souza, Founder of Princeton Hydro, LLC, and Instructor at Temple, Rutgers and Montclair State Universities

Pond and Lake Stewardship: What You Can Do About Aquatic Invasive Plants as presented by Dr. Catherine McGlynn, Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The Lakes of Westchester County: What We Know and What You Can Do to Help as presented by Scott Kishbaugh, P.E., Chief, Lake Monitoring and Assessment Section, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Dealing With Stormwater: A Practical Approach as presented by Dr. Jeremy Farrell, Water Quality Specialist, Lake George Association, and Post-Doctoral Research Associate, DFWI

Implementing a Lake Management Plan as presented by Stephen J. Souza, Ph.D, Founder, Princeton Hydro, LLC, and Instructor at Temple, Rutgers and Montclair State Universities

Contact

Gerald Giordano
Senior Horticulture Consultant
westchester@cornell.edu
914-285-4640

Last updated February 7, 2019