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October 7: FREE Workshop on Municipal Actions to Address Stormwater and Flooding
October 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Following the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Ida many Lower Raritan Watershed communities want to know more about how good stormwater management can help minimize future flood impacts and damages.
The Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership is pleased to invite you to join us for a FREE VIRTUAL workshop on Thursday October 7, 3-4:30 pm to learn and engage in the flow of your water from your streets into the Atlantic Ocean; the water quality of the lower Raritan River; and building watershed-friendly communities that minimize the impacts of stormwater runoff.
As part of this workshop we will introduce Highland Park’s new stormwater website, and discuss the important role municipalities can play in educating community members about stormwater best practices to minimize flooding and improve water quality.
This workshop is open to anyone, including community members, educators, local officials, employees, and anyone interested in the quality of their local water.
Keynote Speaker: Rosana DaSilva, Water Quality Manager, New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program
*This webinar meets standards for educational points for MS4 permits public education and outreach. Certificate of completion available.
*This webinar meets standards for community education. Professional development certificates will be available for teachers.
About MS4 Permits:
Since 2004, municipalities with separate storm sewers systems (MS4s) have required a General Permit under the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES). These MS4 permits authorize stormwater discharges to surface and ground water for both Tier A (urban) and Tier B (rural) municipalities provided they implement Statewide Basic Requirements (SBRs). These permits are meant to help address stormwater quality issues for new developments, redevelopments, and existing developments. The last update to the MS4 General Permits was in 2018 and they will be up for review in 2022.