A construction project involving soil disturbance: the 2006 installation of stormwater treatment practices at the Hunter highway garage.Under the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation's Stormwater Permit, all construction site contractors and subcontractors must have at least one "trained individual" from their company on their construction sites on a daily basis that will be responsible for implementation of Erosion Controls and Stormwater Management. These individuals must have completed a 4-hour training class on the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control and stormwater management.

GCSWCD offers erosion and sediment control training in Cairo, NY. See below for information about the upcoming training:


June 16, 2020 - Cancelled
ESC Training Information



Don Lake is an adjunct Professor at Syracuse University and at The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry where he teaches a graduate engineering. He is a past recipient of the International Erosion Control Association’s Sustained Contributor Award. He served as Engineering Specialist to the NYS Soil & Water Committee from 1996 to 2006 assisting NYSDEC with the implementation of their stormwater program. He is the principal author of the original “New York Standards and Specifications for Erosion and Sediment Control”, the “New York Contractors Erosion and Sediment Control Field Notebook”, and co-author of “Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Controls – Planning, Design, and Performance.”



8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome
9:05 Stormwater Construction Permit Regulations
9:45 Contractor Responsibilities and Construction Permit Requirements
10:15 Break
10:45 Construction Site Inspections
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Erosion and Sediment Control
2:00 Winter Site Operations
2:30 Closing Remarks



Greene County Emergency Services Building
25 Volunteer Dr.
Cairo, NY 12413
Phone: 518-622-3643



From the N.Y.S. Thruway:
Take Exit 21 (RT-23, Catskill). Turn left at lights onto CR-23B. Move to right lane and merge to the right onto NY-23 West. Proceed 6.6 miles, make a left at lights onto CR-23B (Cairo Business District). Turn left onto Mountain Ave./CR-24 (by Pioneer Bank). Turn right onto Volunteer Dr. (second right after climbing hill).



$75 per person, non-refundable

Pre-payment required; please make checks payable to GCSWCD. We do not accept credit cards. Training materials and refreshments provided.



Pre-registration information REQUIRED by June 9, 2020. Please fill out the ESC trainee form and send the completed form and a check payable to GCSWCD to:

Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District
907 Greene County Office Building
Cairo, NY 12413

Please note that the upcoming training on June 16th, 2020 has been cancelled. Thank you!