LIAPG

The LIAPG Wants To Build Connections In Our Professional and Academic Communities!

The Long Island Association of Professional Geologists is a NYS Not For Profit organization registered as an IRS 501(c)6. The LIAPG is a business league of professional geologists, environmental professionals, and associated business persons on Long Island and in the NYC Metropolitan Area. We are located in New York State’s region having the largest number of professionals holding Professional Geologist licenses.

We would like be a strong  resource for information and connections between professionals in our community and those academics and students interested in the geological sciences and its application to the many related fields in our industry group [e.g., geological sciences applicable to Natural Resource Use & Protection, Environmental Health, Environmental Protection, Environmental Hazards, Environmental Justice, Energy Resources, and Climate Resilience; as well as applicable to Earth Science Education at the secondary and primary school levels].

As an organization of professional geologists and other environmental professionals we seek to reach out to the departments’ educators and all students interested in entering our industry including those interested in pursuing the NYS Professional Geologist licensure and future engineers seeking to concentrate in the geological sciences. We are reaching out to all NYS schools of higher education in the earth sciences and geosciences because we want to develop an active and robust connection between our professionals and the State’s undergraduate and graduate programs, department research areas, and students’ geosciences program groups.  We are also hoping to develop an active interest in supporting our organization and its mission by seeking speakers and presenters from undergraduate and graduate Earth Sciences and Geosciences departments to present and promote their school’s programs, recent student projects, recent research projects, school events, etc.  

Finally, we are always seeking enthusiastic and talented volunteers to assist our board members, who are professionals within LIAPG’s community, in developing and executing our group projects, organizing and presenting webinar and live meetings, and posting on our website and social media outlets.

If interested, please reach out to Brian Duggan at brianrduggan@gmail.com or LIAPG President Chris Wenczel, PG at liapgpres@gmail.com.  Visit our website at https://www.liapg.org/ and follow us on LinkedIn. We always welcome your comments and questions, and look forward to hearing back from you.

Brian R Duggan, JD, PG

Chris W. Wenczel, PG

The LIAPG Board of Directors


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  • June 14, 2022 8:43 AM | Chris Wenczel (Administrator)

    The LIAPG Board has agreed to take a summer hiatus for webinars during July and August. The group will devote efforts to the canoe trip and the Museum of Natural History field trip.  We intend to resume webinars in September with a dual in-person/webinar event.  Details to follow.


  • April 19, 2022 4:47 PM | Chris Wenczel (Administrator)

    The Long Island Association of Professional Geologists is a NYS Not For Profit organization registered as an IRS 501(c)6. The LIAPG is a business league of professional geologists, environmental professionals, and associated business persons on Long Island and in the NYC Metropolitan Area. We are located in New York State’s region having the largest number of professionals holding Professional Geologist licenses.

    We would like be a strong  resource for information and connections between professionals in our community and those academics and students interested in the geological sciences and its application to the many related fields in our industry group [e.g., geological sciences applicable to Natural Resource Use & Protection, Environmental Health, Environmental Protection, Environmental Hazards, Environmental Justice, Energy Resources, and Climate Resilience; as well as applicable to Earth Science Education at the secondary and primary school levels].

    As an organization of professional geologists and other environmental professionals we seek to reach out to the departments’ educators and all students interested in entering our industry including those interested in pursuing the NYS Professional Geologist licensure and future engineers seeking to concentrate in the geological sciences. We are reaching out to all NYS schools of higher education in the earth sciences and geosciences because we want to develop an active and robust connection between our professionals and the State’s undergraduate and graduate programs, department research areas, and students’ geosciences program groups.  We are also hoping to develop an active interest in supporting our organization and its mission by seeking speakers and presenters from undergraduate and graduate Earth Sciences and Geosciences departments to present and promote their school’s programs, recent student projects, recent research projects, school events, etc.  

    Finally, we are always seeking enthusiastic and talented volunteers to assist our board members, who are professionals within LIAPG’s community, in developing and executing our group projects, organizing and presenting webinar and live meetings, and posting on our website and social media outlets.

     If interested, please reach out to me at brianrduggan@gmail.com or LIAPG President Chris Wenczel, PG at liapgpres@gmail.com.  Visit our website at https://www.liapg.org/ and follow us on LinkedIn. We always welcome your comments and questions, and look forward to hearing back from you.

    Brian R Duggan, JD, PG

    Chris W. Wenczel, PG

    The LIAPG Board of Directors


  • September 22, 2021 8:07 AM | Chris Wenczel (Administrator)

    The New York State Education Department has informed the New York State Council of Professional Geologists (NYSCPG) that they have been approved as an entity authorized to approve providers of continuing education for geologists.

    Some restrictions were placed on the type of eligible subjects that do not contribute to the professional practice of geology as defined in the Education Law, such as, risk management, limiting the design professional’s liability, project management related to profitability and maximizing fees, marketing and public relations, laws related to arbitration, mediation, liens (unless they relate to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of the public), real estate, real estate development, expanding a design professional’s business, basic AutoCAD, personal development, succession planning, zoning as it relates to increasing a developer or design professional’s profitability, design build are not acceptable subjects.


  • March 18, 2021 5:34 PM | Chris Wenczel (Administrator)

    LIAPG would like to share that the NYSCPG and ALPHA ANALYTICAL are sponsoring a significant informational update!

    NYSCPG logo

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    Please join us for a FREE WEBINAR on the:

    Continuing Education Bill for Professional Geologists in New York State

    April 1, 2021 (12:00pm to 1:00pm EST)

    This webinar will focus on the content of the Law and will attempt to answer questions that NYSCPG members and NY PGs may have about the requirements for continuing education as it relates to maintaining licensure status in New York.

    Please see the attached event flyer.

    Register here:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5035531671669737999

    Thank you Alpha Analytical for hosting the event!!!

    Best,

    New York State Council of Professional Geologists

    NYSCPG-Alpha Continuing Education Webinar Flyer.pdf


  • September 15, 2020 2:58 PM | Jennifer Lewis (Administrator)

    Senate Bill S7986A/Assembly Bill A10021A have passed the NYS Senate and Assembly and is awaiting signature from the governor. Here are some of the key provisions of the bill, which will also apply to Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors:

    • During each triennial registration period, Professional Geologist and Professional Engineer applicants shall complete a minimum of 36 hours of acceptable continuing education and Land Surveyor applicants shall complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education.
    • No more than six continuing education hours taken during one triennium may be transferred to a subsequent triennium.
    • Licensed professionals shall be exempt from the mandatory continuing education requirement for the triennial registration period during which they are first registered.
    • Professional Geologists directly employed on a full-time basis by the State of New York, its agencies, public authorities, public benefit corporations, or local governments prior to January 1, 2022 and who meet other criteria are deemed to have satisfied the continuing education requirements.
    • Acceptable continuing education shall mean courses of learning and educational activities in architecture, engineering, interior design, land surveying, landscape architecture, and geology.
    • The mandatory continuing education fee shall be $45 and is in addition to the triennial registration fee.

    To ensure that this bill is signed, please contact the governor's office and let him know that you support this bill.

    You can read the full text of the Assembly Bill here: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a10021/amendment/a

  • June 30, 2020 3:31 PM | Chris Wenczel (Administrator)

     

    It's been 117 days since our 5 March 2020 dinner meeting..........and while things are getting better, it's not yet time for group dinner meetings to resume. 

    So a quick update on what we are planning:

    • LIAPG Canoe/Kayak Paddle & Picnic: Normally held in the June - July time-frame, we have postponed this activity until September.  We are hopeful that by then, a safe and properly distanced, outdoor, enjoyable day can be assembled for our members who would like to participate.
    • Group Dinner Meetings: In lieu of the group meetings at the present time, the LIAPG will be putting on free LIVE evening webinars during July and August.  So far, we have 2 geology-focused presentations planned, and expect them to be approximately 1 hour each with Q&A.  All you will need to do is register, log-on and participate.
    • Field Trips: We are looking at options for interesting local outdoor field trips that would allow for safe and properly distanced participation. You would provide your own transportation to an assembly point where the field trip would begin.  Likely mid-October when the weather is cooler and fair.

    Watch for follow-up emails announcing dates/times, topics, and instructions to register and log-on to participate in the on-line presentations!!

    https://liapg.wildapricot.org/


  • February 25, 2020 6:52 AM | Chris Wenczel (Administrator)

    Lithology Brewing Company

    See attached flyer for more details!

    Register here!

    2020-03-12 - NYSCPG Inaugural St Patty Day Warm Up - Flyer.pdf

  • February 11, 2020 9:02 AM | Chris Wenczel (Administrator)

     

    LIAPG is always in need of speakers for our dinner meetings.  Do you know anyone that might have an interesting topic to present to the group?  If not, how about a project you may have completed or are working on now? Many of us work on interesting projects that could be appropriate for a presentation at one of our meetings.  By all means speak with a member of the Board of Directors if you would like to present your work to the group.  It is very important that our members get involved and help the Board with obtaining speakers- this makes for a robust and inclusive organization.  So please, think about stepping up and participating!


  • April 29, 2019 4:18 PM | Chris Wenczel (Administrator)

    See Attached Flyer

    2019 Joint Spring Metting Flyer-v3.pdf

    but general agenda is as follows:

    AGENDA

    3:00 - 4:30 PM Wine Tasting at Brotherhood Winery ($12/person cash at venue)

    4:30 – 5:30 PM NE AIPG ExCom Meeting

    5:00 - 6:00 PM Networking and Dinner

    Cash bar and dinner at Limoncello at the Orange Inn (see attached)

    6:30 - 6:50 PM Organization Introductions and Acknowledgment of Sponsors

    7:00 - 8:00 PM Evening Speaker: Bill Prehoda (Suez Water New York) will present the topic of “Maintaining Public Community Groundwater Supplies.”


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