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Feb 26, 2016 – Workshop: Fixing Flooding, One Community at a Time
February 26, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm$25
This day-long conference on February 26th will run from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Middlesex County Fire Department. It is designed to bring together municipal leaders, leading professionals in planning and engineering, watershed associations, advocacy groups, environmental commissions, and state and federal agencies to learn from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program and its partners.
Over the last several years, green infrastructure practices have been implemented across New Jersey. These projects have demonstrated the effectiveness and resiliency of green infrastructure technologies. Water resources planning over the last 12 years has resulted in the creation of regional stormwater management plans, watershed restoration and protection plans, green infrastructure feasibility studies, and impervious cover reduction action plans. All of these plans are good tools to identify opportunities for retrofitting existing development with green infrastructure practices. Green infrastructure technology has proven to be a cost effective means to reduce the impacts of impervious surfaces. The final step is to further empower our local communities to advocate for green infrastructure and to implement practices.