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Grants recipient list released for stormwater projects

In its latest effort to preserve and improve the health of vital waterways, the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Environmental Protection Agency will bestow grants totaling over $800,000 to 17 organizations from Pennsylvania to Southern Virginia through the partnership’s annual “Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns” (G3) program. The grant, which funds implementation of projects […]

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Green Infrastructure Toolkit Helps Address Urban Flooding in Midwest

Communities across the U.S. Midwest are seeking solutions to sewer overflows, basement backups, and other costly effects of urban flooding. New green infrastructure design templates now are available to help Midwest and Great Lakes region communities combat urban flooding and rethink stormwater management. The templates emerged an ongoing collaboration among Chicago-area government, nonprofit, and for-profit […]

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DC Launches Urban Tree Canopy Program

On Dec. 18, 2015, the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) hosted the first-ever tree summit. At the summit, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the launch of Canopy 3,000. The program is a short-term public-private partnership aimed at expanding the number of trees planted on private property and public spaces throughout the district. […]

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Adapting LID to a Port Environment

Despite significant challenges to managing stormwater using LID, the Port of Long Beach is committed to using this approach where possible and has developed a port-specific LID manual.

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Brooklyn Borough Releases Stormwater Plan for Waterfront Greenway

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a 22-km (14-mi) landscaped trail, begun by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and to be implemented by New York City Department of Transportation (DOT). The trail will incorporate green infrastructure elements and function as a commuting and recreation route. The greenway, expected to cost more than $100 million, will connect neighborhood parks […]

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Philadelphia Water Department Releases Green Streets Manual

In late February, the Philadelphia Water Department released a Green Streets Design Manual to expedite green street development in Philadelphia. Promoting green streets aligns with the City of Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters initiative to achieve federal water quality mandates by managing stormwater with green infrastructure. The manual provides detailed design templates that are flexible […]

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Opens Application Process for Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Program

The Chesapeake Bay Trust recently opened its Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns grant program for applications. The program, funded in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Maryland Department of Natural Resources, supports the president’s Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Executive Order. It funds the design and implementation of green infrastructure, urban tree […]

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Chicago’s Streets, Alleys, and Islands of the Future

In many cities, aging combined sewer infrastructure has not kept pace with the need generated by expanding concrete landscapes and a changing climate that promises more intense rainstorms. In the WEFTEC® 2013 host city of Chicago, several storms in recent years have reportedly dropped more than 5 cm (2 in.) of rain in a single […]

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New York DEP Completes Major Green Infrastructure Project

On March 11, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced completion of a Green Infrastructure Neighborhood Demonstration Area in the East New York neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough. The project consists of 29 bioswales, elongated tree pits, and two “greenstreets,” which will collect about 15,140 m3/yr (4 million gal/yr) of stormwater. Each […]

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