small stream. Used on riparian buffer poster 2019-11. Used with permission
Image by Annie Bastoni, member of TC WRC

Plants along stream banks can reduce flooding, protect water and soil, and provide habitat


Stream Buffer Workshop

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This lively event will provide municipal officials, board members, conservationists and others interested in protecting streams and wetlands with tools that improve water quality, and reduce flooding and property loss in a changing climate. Light dinner will be provided.

To register, contact Maria Christian at or 607-272-2292. Please indicate your role (if any) with an organization such as a planning board, citizen group, agency, etc.

5:00-5:30 Riparian Buffers 101: Why are buffers important and how are they vulnerable? Lydia Brinkley, Upper Susquehanna Coalition
5:30-6:00 Ordinances/Site Review: Tips and tools to protect buffers at the municipal level. Scott Doyle, Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability
6:00-6:15 Dinner
6:15-6:35 Watershed Planning: Ways to identify and prioritize stream buffers in need of improvement. Kristen Hychka, NYS Water Resources Institute
6:35-7:00 Project Implementation: How to implement a stream/buffer restoration projects and funding options available. Lydia Brinkley
7:00-7:30 Case Studies: Lessons learned from stream restoration projects in Tompkins County. Angel Hinickle, Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District; Scott Doyle, and Lydia Brinkley
7:30-8:00 Q & A 

This training may count for your training credits, such as for planning board members. Please check with your local municipality. Certificates will be provided documenting 2.5 hours of training.


$10/person payable by credit card in advance or cash/check at the door.


Maria Christian
Administrative Assistant
(607) 272-2292 ext. 130


Tompkins Center for History & Culture
The Commons
110 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Last updated November 8, 2019