greatlakesseawaytrailhighwaysign_m.jpgNiagara Falls, N.Y. - On Friday, September 16, 2011, 10am-11:30am at the Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail will preview its new Seaway Trail Sustainable Byway Planning Webinars. David Cutter, a Cornell University landscape architect and former Seaway Trail, Inc. planner, has developed a series of educational webinars and supporting resources for use by municipalities, organizations and citizen planners in byway communities.   The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a National Scenic Byway that parallels 518 miles of freshwater shoreline in New York and Pennsylvania.   The September 16th presentation will include highlights from four webinar highlight topics: ·      Great Lakes Seaway Trail byway programs and benefits to communities, members and users; ·      Roadway management utilizing a complete streets model for byways; ·      Visual and scenic issues within the byway corridor; and ·      Green infrastructure from regional planning to site-specific stormwater practices. The webinars present effective regulatory and non-regulatory tools.   The September 16th presentation is appropriate for meeting state training requirements for local planning and zoning boards; those attending should confirm acceptability with local officials. The presentation is targeted for municipal officials but all interested parties are welcome.   A summary of the new webinar resources will be offered at the 1pm public-welcome Seaway Trail Inc. Member Meeting.   Reservations are not required for these meetings; for more information, contact Seaway Trail, Inc. at 315-646-1000, http://www.seawaytrail.com/.   Jpg available by request: Stormwater practices are among the Sustainable Byway Planning webinars' highlights to be previewed at the September 16 Great Lakes Seaway Trail meetings in Niagara Falls, NY. Graphic credit: Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District Contact: Teresa Mitchell, Seaway Trail, Inc. 315-646-1000 x202