Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have a regional launch event on January 9th, at the Comstock Community Center in Wilton, in collaboration with the Western Council of Governments, at 1:00 p.m. Created by towns for towns, the initiative includes a wide-ranging menu of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and recognition. Continue reading Launch of Sustainable CT
Public Health Section Chief, Lori Mathieu, of the CT Department of Public Health’s Drinking Water Section will be presenting information on the State Water Plan at the public meeting of Western Connecticut Council of Governments. Continue reading State Water Plan to be Presented at COG Meeting
Municipal Stormwater Profiles
More Coming Soon
- Upcoming Deadlines
- MS4 Permit Info
- Stormwater Listserv
- UConn CLEAR Support Services
- Preselected RFP Services
- Nonprofit Partner Options
- Tracking Software
- Bethel Case Study
- Project Partners
- Mapping Storm Water Infrastructure
- IDDE Program
- Educational Program
CT DEEP has posted the baseline info including the permit, revisions, and applications.
A forum monitored by DEEP and UConn as well as fellow communities asking MS4 questions. Sign up here.
You can access MS4 supporting info from their webpage listed here.
If you are considering hiring a consultant there are a few preselected consultants that you can utilize despite not being members of their COG, see below:
- Naugatuck Valley performed an RFP for general MS4 services.
- Capital Region Purchasing Council (See #637 and #636)
HVA: For the 10 northern towns in WestCOG, Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) can support in the IDDE portion of the MS4 permit.
Contact: Mike Jastremski, CFM, Watershed Conservation Director, Housatonic Valley Association, 150 Kent Road South, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754
email@example.com – T:860-672-6678 – C:315-212-4181- www.hvatoday.org
EarthPlace: For the 8 southern towns, Harborwatch can address portions of the IDDE including water sampling.
Contact: Sarah Sarah C. Crosby, Ph.D., Director of Harbor Watch, Earthplace, the Nature Discovery & Environmental Learning Center
firstname.lastname@example.org – T: (203) 557-4403 – www.harborwatch.org
UConn CLEAR found a couple of companies:
UConn NEMO provides a webinar on these companies and what they can provide.
Regional discounts are an option for group purchase.
Information coming soon
- 18 Municipalities
- Housatonic Valley Association
- Trout Unlimited
- UCONN – CT NEMO
- Earth Place
Regarding their regional transportation plans and transportation capital improvement programs, the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) and the South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO) are required to submit Air Quality Conformity Statements to the US Federal Highway Administration and to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Continue reading 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD UNDERWAY
WestCOG is pleased to partner with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) in coordinating a series of stakeholder engagement events this year. This first stakeholder meeting provides the opportunity to learn about and offer feedback on the technologies and measures that will be modeled in the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP). This widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment will help us understand the GHG reduction potential of various measures and technologies (and combinations thereof).
Continue reading WestCOG Partners with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change
On April 13th from 2 – 3 pm on the 4th floor of the Stamford Government Center, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public meeting, titled “Reducing Nitrogen Pollution: Proposed Nitrogen Strategy for Long Island Sound.”
On Thursday, WestCOG staff took part in the “Connecticut Landscape Scenarios Workshop” as part of the Scenarios, Services & Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN), where multiple conservation stakeholders from across the state gathered for the day to “engage in an interactive process to build a set of alternative scenarios for how the CT landscape may change over the next 50 years. The resulting scenarios will be part of a New England-wide research and modeling project to analyze their potential consequences.” Continue reading WestCOG takes part in the Connecticut Landscape Scenarios Workshop