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Northern Dutchess Alliance to Host Public Forum on Water and Wastewater: Maintaining Quality and Supply

Northern Dutchess Alliance to Host Public Forum on Water and Wastewater: Maintaining Quality and Supply

Key Stakeholders and Community Members Gather at the Omega Center for Sustainable Living to Discuss Regional Water Issues

Rhinebeck, New York – On Wednesday, September 15th from 4pm – 7pm the Northern Dutchess Alliance will host
a free public forum titled, "Water and Wastewater: Maintaining Quality and Supply" at the award-winning Omega
Center for Sustainable Living, (OCSL), a leading-edge environmental educational center and natural water
reclamation facility on Omega Institute's Rhinebeck, NY campus.

An expert panel working in the water and wastewater field, as well as institutions and municipalities dealing with waterrelated
issues, will offer varied perspectives. Following the panel presentation, attendees will be able to ask questions and
join the important discussion. The forum is intended to foster open public dialogue and to explore creative solutions.

Panelists include: Russell Urban-Meade, Sr. Hydrologist, Water Resources, Sustainable Design at the Chazen
Companies, Bridget Barclay, Executive Director of Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority, Scott Cuppett,
DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, and Skip Backus, Chief Executive Officer at Omega Institute and key innovator
behind the creation of the OCSL.

"The aim is to facilitate important regional conversations, supported by the most current information, leading voices,
and pubic interest, in order to generate workable strategies." says Lucy Hayden, President of Northern Dutchess
Alliance. "By sharing information and resources, we can work across municipal boundaries and bring statewide and
regional resources into play," concluded Hayden.

The Northern Dutchess Alliance event is one of four quarterly 2010 forums on the most pressing issues facing
northern Dutchess County communities. The Northern Dutchess Alliance 2010 forum series is sponsored by the
Hudson River Valley Greenway.

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living, (OSCL), is located at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, 150 Lake
Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. This forum is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more
information, please contact Kristin Roca at 845-757-2254, e-mail kroca1@mac.com, or Mary Ann Johnson at 845-
758-6865.

About Northern Dutchess Alliance:
Northern Dutchess Alliance aims to create a broad-based and inclusive institutional structure for regional
cooperation and economic development throughout Northern Dutchess County with a public process that will lead
to the implementation of the goals, ideas and policies established by the members of the Northern Dutchess
Alliance. Current members include many of the Towns, Villages, School Districts, Chambers of Commerce and
other business associations of Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook/Tivoli, Rhinebeck and
Stanford, as well as organizations such as Bard College, Omega Institute, Winnakee Land Trust and Scenic
Hudson.

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