OEI engages in proper planning to empower the public, community stakeholders, and interested parties to participate in decision-making processes.
A role of the OEI in environmental planning is to enhance public involvement at the municipal level and watershed scale. The OEI develops and implements public participation programs in resource management, regulatory agency and government planning; brokers public input into decision-making processes; and works to redress environmental justice issues borne by groups such as the poor, laborers, racial minorities, women, children, or indigenous people. The OEI serves as communication liaison between traditional institutions of power and authority and grassroots organizations including the disenfranchised and underprivileged. The OEI functions as a catalyst for community action that plans and builds towards social equity and economic and ecologic sustainability.
Below are some of OEI’s related projects.
Crooked Canal Wetland Retention Project: Conceptual Plan
Development of a Watershed Plan for the Poesten Kill Watershed
Feasibility Study of Mudboil Mitigation Alternatives: Settling Basins, Constructed Wetlands and Creek Relocation in the Upper Onondaga Creek Watershed (Tully Valley, NY)
GIS Assistance for the Town of Manlius
Granby Environmental Consulting
Lily Lake Management & Monitoring
Local Waterfront Revitalization Project
Mudboil Mitigation Alternatives Analysis
Pepsi Bottling Group Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Funds
Planning and Design Work for Arsenal and Kirk Parks
Repurposing the Bristol Myers Squibb Industrial Facility to Serve the Thompson Road Industrial Corridor