Blue Neils – Saratoga County Stormwater Management Coordinator
Bio- Blue holds an Applied Science in Forestry degree from New York State Ranger School and Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Policy from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Blue’s work experience of more than 25 years includes construction management, arboriculture, forestry, land-use management and planning, environmental policy, community/grassroots organizing, and legislative lobbying. Currently, Blue is the I-SWM Program Coordinator for Saratoga County overseeing State and Federal Stormwater Phase II regulations. He is the Eastern Coordinator of the NY Stormwater Regional Training Centers, Saratoga County Water Quality Coordinating Committee, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Water Management Advisory Committee. Blue is a Certified Professional of Erosion & Sediment Control and a Certified Profession of Municipal Stormwater Management.
Formerly a member of the Town of Hadley Planning Board, Saratoga PLAN Stewardship Committee, the Friends of the Kayadeross Board of Directors, NYS Stormwater Permits Work Group.
Blue will be presenting the Shoreline buffer book with a demonstration to simulate stormwater run-off and a macroinvertebrate demonstration.