NYSDEC Erosion & Sediment Control Training
Under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Stormwater Permit GP-0-10-001, all developers, contractors, and subcontractors must identify at least one trained individual from their company that will be responsible for implementation of the SWPPP, and have at least one trained individual on site on a daily basis when soil disturbance activities are being performed.
In addition, developers must have a qualified inspector conduct regular site inspections in accordance with GP-0-10-001.
*Qualified inspectors and trained individuals must have 4 hours of training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control endorsed by NYS DEC, SWCD, or CPESC Inc. (Training is valid for 3 years.) Training is not required for CPESC, LA, and PE certified persons.
Please reach out to find out when and where the next training will be available.
The Long Island Regional Envirothon
The Long Island Regional Envirothon—established in 1998—is an annual environmental studies competition for Nassau and Suffolk County high school students. This local component of the New York State and North American events engages the next generation of environmental stewards in learning activities that promote the protection, reservation, and restoration of our natural resources as a life-long commitment. This event is coordinated by the Nassau and Suffolk County Districts and is based on five subject areas: (1) Aquatics, (2) Forestry, (3) Soils, (4) Wildlife, and (5) Current Issues.