Central Chapter
New York Water
Environment Association

Young Professionals Committee

Empire Farmstead Brewery Tour

Metro WWTP Tour and Crunch Hockey Game

ASCE/NYWEA Bowling Event

Summer Picnic

OCRRA Waste-to-Energy Tour

   On June 16th, the Central Chapter toured the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agencies Waste to Energy Facility, located on Rock Cut Road in Syracuse. The facility's engineer provided an overview of the waste to energy process, toured it's main process components, and answered questions in regards to operations. After the tour, members attended a happy hour at the nearby Willow Rock Brewery.

Zoo Green Infrastructure Tour

   On August 26, the Central Chapter teamed with members of SWE and AWWA for a tour of the green infrastructure at our local zoo. The zoo contains green infrastructure such as green roofs, a duck pond, and porous pavement. After the game, members attended the Syracuse Chief's baseball game, where we had our own patio and catered food.

Central Chapter Picnic

   On August 14, the Central Chapter participated in their annual picnic which was highlighted by a YP vs. EP (Experienced Professional) volleyball challenge. This year, the YP's were able to win! The event was catered by Limp Lizard BBQ and door prizes were distributed to all attendees. NYWEA used event proceeds to raise money for the scholarship committee.

Noblehurst Farm Digester Tour

   On July 9, 2015, the Central Chapter of NYWEA teamed with the Genesee Valley Chapter to tour an anaerobic Digester at Noblehurst Farms in Linwood, NY. The farm uses cow excrement and grocery store waste to create methane which is used for their heating and electrical needs. More information can be found at: http://www.linwoodag.com/noblehurst.html 

Village of Minoa WWTP Tour

   On June 25, 2015, the Central Chapter attended a Tour of a small WWTP in Minoa, NY that is known for use of cutting edge technology to treat wastewater using sustainable methods including three distinct biological reactors used for wastewater treatment. More information can be found at:http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/willpower_wastewater_treatment.html

NYWEA Earth Day Cleanup

   On April 25, 2015,


Tour of the Tully Valley Mudboils    

 On April 23, 2015, the Central Chapter attended a tour of the Tully Valley Mudboils.

NYWEA/ASCE Bowling Event

   On February 11, 2015, CNYWEA YP's shared a bowling event with the local ASCE chapter at the Pink Flamingo in Liverpool, NY. Members were able to network throughout the event, and fun was held by all.

Tour of Clinton CSO Facility

   On November 19, 2014, Ryan Fisher of GHD lead a YP organized tour of the Clinton Combined  Sewer Overflow (CSO) Storage Facility. Members of NYWEA and ASCE, and Syracuse University and ESF students attended the tour, which was followed by appetizers and networking in downtown Syracuse.

Tour of Harbor Brook CSO Treatment Wetlands

   On October 24, 2014, NYWEA YP members and students from Syracuse University and ESF toured the Harbor Brook CSO Treatment Wetlands. Following the tour, members met at Limp Lizard for appetizers and networking.

Successful Tour of Metro WWTP and Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Game

On August 14, 2014, The YP Chapter toured the Metro Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Syracuse, NY.  Following the Tour, the YP members grilled out in preparation of the Syracuse Chief's baseball game.





Successful Annual Summer Picnic

On August 1, 2014, the Central Chapter of NYWEA hosted its annual Summer Picnic event at Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville, NY. 



Successful Tour of the FX Matt (Saranac) Brewery and Wastewater Treatment Facility

On May 22, 2014, The YP Chapter toured the FX Matt (Saranac) Brewery and their wastewater treatment facility in Utica, NY.  Following the tour, attendees attending a beer tasting and the opening of Saranac Thursdays, a weekly live music event at the brewery.  Transportation to and from the event and lunch were provided.  The trip was sponsored by AFTEK, ARCADIS, B&L, CDM Smith, CH2M Hill, G.P. Jager, J. Andrew Lange, Koester, OBG, Pioneer Pump Systems, and Siewert Equipment.  With the overwhelming success of sponsor support, the event also raised funds for the Central Chapter Scholarship Committee.


Successful Tour of the War Memorial Cistern System and Attendence at the Syracuse Crunch Hockey Game

On March 26, 2014, the YP Chapter toured the War Memorial Cistern System in Syracuse, NY.  The facility stores and treats rainwater to use for production of ice for their ice hockey rink.  The system is part of Onondaga County's successful Save the Rain program.  Following the tour, attendees of the event watched the Syracuse Crunch hockey team's 3-2 comeback victory over the St. Johns Ice Caps.

The event was well attended by NYWEA members as well as ESF students. 



Successful Tour of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

On April 26, 2013, the YP Chapter toured the green infrastructure projects at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY.  The facility was installing cutting edge green infrastructure including butterfly gardens, porous pavement, duck ponds, as well as others.The system is part of Onondaga County's successful Save the Rain program.  The event was followed by appetizers and networking in Tipp Hill. 




2015 Young Professional Committee Members

YP Committee Chair: Jonas Balistreri (ARCADIS)

YP Committee Vice Chair: Eric Moody (CDM Smith)

YP Committee Members:

Ben Tillotson (ARCADIS), Lucas Tabolt (B&L), Amanda Kullman (B&L), Taylor Bottar (B&L), Ashley Waldron (B&L), Chelsea Armstrong (Beardsley), Colby Jesset (Brierley), Lauren Livermore (CDM Smith), Chris Eighmey (CH2M Hill), Matt Russo (CRA), Bryan Malone (CRA), Eric Dienst (GHD), Chelsea Fanara (GHD), Emily Cummings (EA), Megan Miller (EA), Chris Stankes (JA Lange), Jake Koester (Koester), Gregg Palmer (Koester), Aimee Clinkhammer (NYS DEC), Beth Gondeck (Student), Christian Hill (Student), Matthew Widay (OBG), Jim Thayer (OCWEP), Madison Quinn (OCWEP), Casey Clark (DOW)

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