The APA Long Island Section is pleased to announce the recipients of the Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship for 2020. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Juliann Navarra, Community Engagement Coordinator, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning

Sarah SingerEnvironmental Planner, Nelson, Pope & Voorhis

Jonathan Sokol, Environmental Technician, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning

The scholarship awardees will receive $1,500 for registration, one or more mobile workshops, and expenses for attendance at the APA National Planning Conference – Houston, Texas – April 25 thru April 28, 2020.

The Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District will be offering a free training on culvert assessments on June 3 and 4, 2020.

The training consists of both a classroom component and an in-field portion. By the end of the training session, all participants will be qualified as Lead Observers (LO) with the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC). Lead Observers have the ability to individually assess culverts and stream crossings for habitat restoration possibilities and other unique replacement opportunities. Data from culvert assessments can be uploaded into NAACC’s public database.

ATTENDANCE WILL BE CAPPED AT 60 INDIVIDUALS! To register, please email Edward.compagnone2@suffolkcountyny.gov or call 631-852-3036 with any questions. Please do not wait to register!


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Dr. Donovan Finn of Stony Brook University is surveying professional planners about the use of climate science in planning. The online survey should take about 12 minutes. Twenty randomly selected participants will receive $25 Visa gift cards. You can access the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y2xpv5xm. This survey will be closed on November 15th, 2019.

Dr. Donovan Finn at Stony Brook University is currently conducting a survey of professional planners in the United States, sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, to gain a better understanding of how local planners use climate data in their work and to assess their level of scientific training related to climatological issues.

The goal of the study is to use this information to create continuing education training modules and other resources that can help planners locate, identify and utilize better and more sophisticated climate data in their work.


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