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On March 17, 2011 over 150 people gathered at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo to learn more about green infrastructure, green jobs and green funding. The daylong workshop was attended by engineers, architects, contractors, and green job training students seeking to learn more about:
  • Porous Pavements in Cold Climates: Costs, Design, Installation, Maintenance, & Performance
  • The County’s Plan for Using Green Infrastructure in 2011 and Beyond
  • Connecting with Local Workers: Minorities, Green Job Training Graduates, and Youth
  • Funding Opportunities for Businesses and Non- Profits Making “Green” Improvements to Their Properties
photo courtesy Onondaga County: Save the Rain

Organization of the workshop, put together by the Onondaga Environmental Institute and the Partnership for Onondaga Creek, was made possible with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Keynote speakers included Thomas Ballestero and Robert Roseen from the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center.


Workshop Materials

Agenda (PDF, 137KB)
Speaker Biographies (PDF, 136KB)
Program Sponsors (PDF, 224KB)
Participant List (PDF, xxxKB)

"One of the best conferences I have attended lately."

"Great selection of technical sessions with practical
sessions. Thanks again for a great day."

"Excellent program, I believe this should have come up years ago."


Workshop Presentations

Onondaga County’s Plan to Address Combined Sewer Overflows: An overview of projects in 2011 and Beyond. BJ Adigun, CH2M Hill (PDF, 4,392KB)

How Can Businesses and Not-for-Profits take advantage of Onondaga County’s Green Improvement Fund (GIF)? Khristopher Dodson, EFC (PDF, 716KB)

Porous Pavement in Cold Climates Part 1: Design, Installation, Maintenance. Robert Roseen and Thomas Ballestero, UNH Stormwater Center (PDF, 5,322KB)

Porous Pavement in Cold Climates Part 2: Costs and Performance. Robert Roseen and Thomas Ballestero, UNH Stormwater Center (PDF, 10,000KB)

Using Porous Pavements and Other Green Technologies to Reduce Urban Runoff and Combined Sewer Overflows. Dan Wible, CH2M Hill (PDF, 16,953KB)

Costing of Green Infrastructure Projects. Robert Roseen and Thomas Ballestero, UNH Stormwater Center (PDF, 2,996KB)

Overview of Green Project Requirements and Procurement: Onondaga County CSO Abatement Program Green Infrastructure. Zack Knight, CH2M Hill & Ron Parnisi, OCDWEP (PDF, 105KB)


Workshop Reference Materials & Contacts

University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center Biannual Report ()

UNH Stormwater Center Publications, Specs, & Fact Sheets

Onondaga County Bid Announcements

Onondaga County’s Green Improvement Fund (with application)

Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises—The Onondaga County Commission on Human Rights can help businesses locate M/WBE contractors. It can also assist M/WBE in the certification process. Phone: (315) 435-846


Local Green Job Training Programs

ACTU, Contact Lyndon Edwards (315) 433-9617

CNY Work’s Green Job Resources, Contact: Hanah Ehrenreich

Green Train Landscaping and Urban Ecology (GLUE), Contact: Ginny Williams at SUNY ESF (315) 470-6818

L&M Training Center, Contact Theardis Martino at Matawon Development Group Inc. (315) 214-3040

Onondaga Earth Corps, Contact Greg Michel

Youth Build, Contact Jubilee Homes (315) 428-0070

Organization of this workshop is made possible with funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency.