Central New York Association of Professional Geologists

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Spaghetti Warehouse

    Title: The State of Professional Geology in New York

    Speaker: John Nadeau, PG

    New York State Council of Professional Geologists

    Abstract: Now that the grandfathering period has closed, what does it mean for the for the practice of geology in New York State? John will discuss the upcoming deadlines for obtaining licenses and changes to businesses  offering  geologic  services. He will also discuss new and upcoming legislation that may affect geologists in the state.

    About the Presenter:

    John M. Nadeau is a Senior Geologist with Alpha Geoscience, Clifton Park, NY and he served as president of the New York State Council of Professional Geologists from 2011 through 2014. John continues in the role of Legislative Chairman and has spent significant time working with the  State Education Department, NYS Department of State, NYS Legislature, and our sister professions in passing legislation related to the creation of the profession of geology in New York. John was president for the Hudson Mohawk Professional Geologists’ Association from 2009 through 2011.  His professional experience includes conducting varied geological and hydrogeological work for mines, water supplies, aquifers, waste disposal, and hazardous and petroleum-impacted sites. John is certified by the American Institute of Professional Geologists and is registered or licensed as a Professional Geologist in New York, Utah, Missouri, and Nebraska.

    • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Spaghetti Warehouse

    Joe Gonzales (Syracuse University graduate geology program) will present his research.

    Mariana Rhoades will introduce her new book "HISTORIC QUARRIES & THE STONE INDUSTRY ERIE COUNTY, NY, 1820-1930"

    John Nadeau will provide an update to licensure in New York and what to expect next. 

    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Spaghetti Warehouse

    Topic to be announced.

    • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Spaghetti Warehouse

     USGS will present results of a unique project  in the Genesee River valley, in relation to the former Retsof/AKZO-Nobel salt mine.  All remedial operations have shut down at the flooded mine, but brine is slowly being forced up through two collapse chimneys between the mine and the buried bedrock surface in the Genesee River valley. This brine is slowly being assimilated into the basal glacial aquifer and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants to know where this brine is moving and its fate into the future.  All monitoring wells related to the mine collapse and closure, and short-lived brine remediation project were sealed several years ago.

    The USGS is using Time Domain Electromagnetics (TEM) - a non-invasive surface geophysical approach to determine where the high conductivity brine is moving. Data collected in the fall of 2016 indicated that the higher conductivity water can be seen to depths of 1,000 ft, and results of 39 TEM soundings across and along a section of the Genesee valley show that the brine is flowing to the thalweg of the valley and apparently slowly dispersing in the basal aquifer as the brine mixes with natural (fresher) groundwater.  

    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Jamesville Quarry

    Field trip date is tentative.

Past events

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 December Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Keith White (Arcadis) “Winning with Karst: Effectively Managing Contaminated Karst Aquifers”
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 November Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Richard Young (Emeritus Geneseo Geology), "When did the last, late Wisconsin continental ice sheet actually retreat from West-Central, NY?
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Joint Meeting with NEAIPG and NYSCPG
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Schweinfurth Art Center Geologists and Friends Reception
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 September Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Andrew Kozlowski (New York State Geological Survey)
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Summer Break
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Summer Break
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Summer Break
Thursday, May 18, 2017 May Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Charles Ver Straeten (NYS Museum) Explosive volcanic eruptions, and the fate of volcanic ash in sedimentary environments
Thursday, April 20, 2017 April Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Rachel Lee (SUNY Oswego) Compositional and Textural Analysis of Maar-Diatreme Volcanic Deposits at Hopi Buttes Volcanic Field (AZ) Using GigaPan and Thermal Infrared Imagery
Thursday, March 16, 2017 March Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Peter Knuepfer (SUNY Binghamton) Evidence for Changing Flood Frequency, Upper Susquehanna River Basin
Thursday, February 16, 2017 February Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Barbara J. Tewksberry (Dept. of Geosciences, Hamilton College) Karst Development in Western Egypt
Thursday, January 19, 2017 January Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth K. Thomas (SUNY Buffalo) I Can See Clearly Now: Improving our ability to reconstruct past rain and snowfall by monitoring seasonal trends of hydrogen isotopes in environmental water and sedimentary leaf wa
Thursday, December 15, 2016 ** CANCELED **December Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Andrew Kozlowski (New York State Geological Survey)
Thursday, November 17, 2016 November Dinner Meeting and Speaker: Dr. Jeff Over (SUNY Geneseo)
Thursday, October 20, 2016 October Dinner Meeting and Speaker
Friday, October 07, 2016 2016 High Resolution Site Characterization and Emerging Contaminants Symposium
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