Green Infrastructure Landscape Corridor Concept for New Brunswick

The LRWP is working with Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources faculty, the City of New Brunswick Public Library, the City of New Brunswick Environmental Commission and the City of New Brunswick Parks & Gardens Commission to take the first steps toward implementing a Green Infrastructure Landscape Corridor Concept for the City of New Brunswick.

GI Landscape Corridor for New Brunswick - Concept Prototype RU Water Resources

Green Infrastructure Landscape Corridor Concept Prototype

Roosevelt Elementary to New Brunswick Free Public Library to Willow Grove Cemetary to Shiloh Garden to Boyd Park

Concept Design: Rutgers Cooperative Extension

From a macro perspective this project is designed to first establish corridor connectivity based on stormwater flows, then will make connections to bicycle and pedestrian access to the river following the Rail-Arts-River concept.

At the micro level this is a project designed to provide a refreshed landscape design for the New Brunswick Free Public Library, making a connection between the built landscapes around the library and linking hydrologic and human flows by following Lyle Brook as it makes its way from the Library to the Raritan River.

GI Landscape Stormwater Mgmt Concept Plan for the NB Public Library - RU Water Resources

New Brunswick Free Public Library – Landscape Stormwater Management Concept Plan
Concept Design: Rutgers Cooperative Extension

The LRWP and City of New Brunswick are looking for community volunteers to assist with project build days in October 2016. Please let us know if you are interested in digging, planting, or in assisting with on-going maintenance.

With thanks to Tobiah Horton, Sara Mellor and Tekla Pontius-Courtney with Rutgers Cooperative Extension

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