CCE Planning Board Training Series 2024

CCE Seneca Planning Board Training Series


CCE Seneca Planning Board Training Series

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 10, 2024, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 12, 2024, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 13, 2025, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 10, 2025, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County (CCE Seneca) is offering 30-minute training sessions geared towards municipal board members in Seneca County. Each 30-minute training session will count towards the 4-hour yearly training requirement for municipal board members. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

All trainings will take place from 6pm-6:30pm in the auditorium at the Seneca County Health and Senior Services Building located at: 2465 Bonadent Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165.

Note: The doors to the auditorium are on the north side of the Health and Senior Services (HSS) building. Bonadent Drive is accessible from either North Road or Thurber Drive.

June 13, 2024 - Runoff Reduction Techniques.

This training will review common terminology associated with stormwater management principles associated with site plan review, and introduce different techniques used to reduce runoff according to the New York State Stormwater Management Design Manual.

October 10, 2024 - What is a Rain Garden?

Rain Gardens get a lot of attention because they are attractive in the landscape. This training will review the “system” that makes a rain garden function properly, including the underground components.

December 12, 2024 - What tree should I plant there?

Tools/Resources to help decide what type of tree can be planted at a site. Recent outbreaks of invasive species that kill landscape trees have many landowners asking “what tree can I plant there?” There are tools available to the general public that help landowners choose an appropriate tree that is suitable for the site.

February 13, 2025 - Tools for conserving open spaces. Introduction to Conservation Easements/PDR/TDR.

There are different tools for communities to conserve open space. This training will review three common programs to conserve open space.

April 10, 2025 - Understanding Topographic Lines. How to determine slope.

Topographic lines are two-dimensional drawings that help readers envision the nuances of the landscape. This training will review the rules of topographic lines, how to determine the contour interval, and how to calculate slope. 


Ryan M. Staychock
Environmental/Natural Resources Educator for Cayuga, Schuyler & Seneca Counties
315-539-9251 ext. 110

Last updated May 29, 2024