LUSC Annual Meeting *POSTPONED*

The LUSC Annual Meeting that was planned for November 17th has been postponed. The new date of the meeting is Tuesday, February 7th at the same location and time.

If you have already registered, you have the option of either crediting your registration fee to the new meeting date, or receiving a refund. Please email us at louisianastormwater@gmail.com if you have any questions.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

2017 Annual Meeting Registration

Register now for the 2017 LUSC Annual Meeting!

Tuesday February 7th, 2017
9:00am to 4:45pm
South Regional Library Meeting Room
6101 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503

Topics to be covered include:

  • Remand Program by Kim Corts of LDEQ
  • Watershed Flood Models
  • Stormwater Ordinance by Sabrina Schenk of St. Tammany Parish
  • Sewer I&I Program by Tary Ross of Lake Charles
  • Electronic Reporting Rule

See the full detailed Agenda HERE.

Registration Cost: $100.00 for full day (lunch on your own)

To register online through PayPal with a credit card, click HERE.
To register with a check by mail, fill out the Registration Form and send with your check made payable to LUSC to:

LUSC
1836 Valence Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Please email louisianastormwater@gmail.com with any questions.

Urban Water Series: Technical Master Class

The Greater New Orleans Foundation and City of New Orleans in partnership with the Surdna Foundation present the Urban Water Series: Technical Master Classes, a series of lectures and workshops which aim to deepen the technical knowledge of private and public sector professionals and improve their ability to design, install, and maintain green infrastructure.

The first free public lecture will be held on December 8th, 5:30-7pm when Danish architect Flemming Rafn Thomsen, co-founding partner of the trailblazing design firm THIRD NATURE (Tredje Natur), will discuss ways that humans and nature can thrive together—rather than apart—in hybrid urban/natural environments he calls “Third Nature.”

The whole-day workshop on December 9th entitled “Manmade Natures: Urban Climate Change Solutions” discusses how other cities are implementing climate adaptation strategies in neighborhoods and large-scale urban renewal projects.  This master class is intended for landscape, planning, design professionals, architects, and parish and city staff.  The workshop costs $75 which includes breakfast, lunch, and parking.

To register, please go to www.gnof.org/work/environment/urban-water/. For questions, contact johanna@gnof.org. More information can be found in the event flier HERE.

EPA Awards Jena Band of Choctaw Indians $95,000 to Protect the Environment

DALLAS (Aug. 23, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $95,000 to the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Jena, La. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the development of multimedia programs to address environmental issues.

The primary purpose of GAP is to support the development of core tribal environmental protection programs. Other activities to be carried out under the grant include, but are not limited to, attending environmentally related training and conducting community outreach.

In 1992, Congress passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act which authorizes EPA to provide GAP grants to federally-recognized tribes and tribal groups for planning, developing, and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country, as well as for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.

18th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference

Sunday, October 2nd to Thursday, October 6th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6, in partnership with Texas A&M University in Kingsville, the City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), and States in Region 6, is hosting the 18th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference on October 2 – 6, 2016, at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This conference will address and discuss the various issues and challenges of managing municipal stormwater, as well as new and upcoming rules and regulations.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful State Conference

Keep Louisiana Beautiful is holding their 2016 conference at the Galvez Building Conference Center, 602 N. 5th Street, Baton Rouge on Wednesday September 28 and Thursday, September 29.

This conference that will help spark new ideas and ways in which we can help protect Louisiana for generations to come. You’ll learn how to reduce waste at events, how to raise funds to support your work, how to calculate the cost of blight in your neighborhood and how to eliminate it, strategies to reduce roadside litter by targeting motorists, reducing plastic bag usage, establishing litter courts and so much more.

For information about how to register visit:
http://keeplouisianabeautiful.org/programs-events/2016-state-conference/

EPA Proposes New CGP for Stormwater Discharges on Construction Sites

From Construction Equipment:

Building contractors and developers need to be aware of the EPA’s newly proposed National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit regulations that apply to construction site operators disturbing one or more acres of land or less than one acre, but part of a larger common plan or development.

Read the entire article and see the list of changes HERE.