Monday, October 7, 2013

Green Infrastructure: What Is It?

As the most densely populated state in the United States, New Jersey is experiencing increasing negative impacts from stormwater, that is, water from rainfall and snowmelt that runs off of paving and other impervious surfaces. Declines in water quality, unstable streams, aquatic habitat loss and increased flooding are real and measurable in almost all developed municipalities of our state and expected changes in weather events brought on by global climate change place new urgency on finding solutions. 

On Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm, David Peifer, from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, will highlight the need for a new "green infrastructure" approach to stormwater management, describe new techniques to reduce or eliminate existing problems as well as anticipated impacts. He will also present examples of green infrastructure installations from around the state to encourage residents and municipal governments to adopt and implement a "green infrastructure" approach to stormwater management. The program is designed for members of the general public, environmental commissioners and other local officials.

There is no charge to attend the program, which is sponsored in partnership with the Bernardsville Environmental Commission, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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