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Registration is closed for the 2015 Riverbank Cleanup being held on October 3rd!
Look for pics of the event on Facebook and Instagram by searching

Visit the Riverbank Cleanup page for more details.

Upcoming Meetings

2015 EMC Meeting and Events Calendar

Broome County Environmental Management Council (EMC)
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton

Natural Resources Committee:

The NRC is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th at 5pm at the Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton. Meetings may be cancelled if the agenda isn't substantial. Please sign up for email notifications to receive updates.

2015 Work Plan Items

Special Events

EDST's Annual Earth Fest:  http://www.myedst.org/earth.html

The EMC will once again attend the annual Earth Fest sponsored by Earth Day Southern Tier.

Earth Fest is one of the longest-running celebrations of Earth Day in the nation and a respected Southern Tier institution.

Earth Fest draws over 3,000 visitors and each year.  As such, sponsors and participants can expect exposure to a wide audience, recognition as a green community member and numerous networking possibilities. This year, as always, we look forward to adding additional opportunities for education and fun at Earth Fest. Please share your ideas with us! 

2015 Riverbank Clean-Up: 

The event this year is scheduled for October 3rd. See the Riverbank Clean-Up page of our website for more information. You can find more details about participating in the event, stream captain responsibilities and past clean-ups.




Joyce K.L. Smith Environmental Photography Competition:

The JKLS Environmental Photography Competition has been discontinued. Thank you to everyone who has participated as a volunteer or an entrant. If you wish to be added to the email list for notifications should this event or a simlar event be held in the future, you can visit our mailing list page to submit your information. 

For information about past events go to the Photo Show page.


Membership Information

Broome County Environmental Management Council

Broome County Environmental Management Council

About Us

Calendar of Events

Documents, Meeting Archives & Public Programs

Links to other agencies


Citizens Shaping Environmental Policy

The Broome County Environmental Management Council (EMC) is a citizen advisory group to County government on local environmental matters. Our mission is to provide support and advice to the County Executive, Legislature, municipal bodies and citizens; conduct environmental research activities; raise public awareness through education; investigate sound methods of ecological planning for the County’s natural resources;  review environmental assessments, plans and reports; and to respond to other environmental concerns as they arise.

Public Programs

Joyce K.L. Smith Environmental Photography Show and Competition
The EMC is sponsoring its fifteenth show and competition as a celebration of its work to protect and enhance Broome County's environment. It is named in memory of Joyce K. L. Smith, a former member of the EMC and local leader and community activist for the environment. The purpose of the show is to portray all aspects of Broome County's cultural and natural surroundings. Entries are due on March 16th. An opening reception will be held at the Broome County Public Library May 11, 2011 and winning photographs will be displayed through July 31, 2010. For more details visit the Photo Show page.

EMC Riverbank Clean-Up Information
Since 1990, the EMC has sponsored 24 organized clean-ups of the Susquehanna, Chenango, and Tioughnioga Rivers and their tributaries. On October 2nd, 211 volunteers collected 1.26 tons of debris and trash at locations along the banks of area’s rivers and tributaries. Once again, the event was organized in combination with Ocean Conservancy and the American Littoral Society (ALS). The next clean-up is planned for Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 9am until noon, rain or shine.  Pre-registration is required. Registration details are not yet available. Continue to check the EMC website or contact the EMC office for further details as they become available.

Book Recycling Fair
Broome County discontinued the Program. For alternative disposal options, please visit the  Division of Solid Waste Management Reuse and Recycling Guide: gobroomecounty.com/solidwaste/recycleguide

Agency Coordination
EMC staff and volunteers network with other local and regional agencies, such as Earth Day Southern Tier, Broome County Water Quality Coordinating Committee, The Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition, Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study, the Broome County Division of Solid Waste Management, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, Upper Susquehanna Coalition, and the New York State Association of EMCs, among others.

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