Upcoming Events

Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program
Fishkill Creek Watershed

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance and Pace University’s Land Use Law Center will be bringing the award-winning Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) training program to municipalities in the Fishkill Creek watershed in the spring of 2023.

As a municipality within the Fishkill Creek, we would like to extend an invitation for your community to participate in this free training. A list of eligible municipalities and map of the watershed areas can be found by clicking here.

The LULA program is a three-day course. The training teaches local leaders how to develop sound and balanced strategies to accomplish policy objectives and to carry them out effectively. The content for this training will focus specifically on land use, watersheds, and climate change adaptation. The program will help leaders create new networks of support, identify land use techniques, and develop implementable local strategies to enable watershed protection and development that is protective of water resources.

Each community will leave the program with a trained leadership group, as well as an implementation plan to document next steps on watershed protection or climate resiliency. The Land Use Law Center will create gap analyses for each participating community regarding their water resource goals and current zoning and comprehensive plan language.

The LULA program will be held from 9 AM-3 PM on April 28, May 5, and May 12 at the Beacon Institute for River and Estuaries at Clarkson University located at 199 Dennings Ave., Beacon, New York 12508. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. After the training, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance will facilitate a follow-up meeting to support next steps, with the timing and structure to be determined based on the needs identified during the LULA.

We are looking for your assistance to nominate and encourage leaders from your community to participate in the training. Ideally, 2-4 leaders would attend from each municipality and participate for the full three-day program. Local leaders may include chairs and members of the legislative body, planning and zoning board members, Conservation Advisory Committee members, Climate Smart Communities Task Force members, administrative board members, members of other local bodies involved in the land use process, watershed group members, local landowners, developers, business leaders, community activists, and representatives of civic and environmental groups.

If you are interested in attending, and meet the residential and attendance requirements, please complete and return an application.

We are excited to bring this training to the Fishkill Creek watershed and look forward to working with your municipality. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact Tiffany at 914-422-4034, tzezula@law.pace.edu or Emily Vail at 845-224-3252, emily@hudsonwatershed.org.

When: April 28, May 5 and May 12, 2023, 9:00AM - 3:00PM (you must be able to attend all 3 dates)
Where: Beacon Institute for River and Estuaries at Clarkson University, Beacon, NY


Sixth Annual Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit
Hudson Valley Housing

There will be a light Breakfast and time to network. 

For more information and to register click here.

When: May 11, 2023, 8:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: NYS Judicial Institute at Haub Law, White Plains, NY