Open Space, Flood Protection, and Pollutant Trapping: Unlocking the Potential of the Green Acres and Blue Acres Programs to Support Green Infrastructure

The Jersey Water Works Green Infrastructure (GI) Committee encourages the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Green Acres and Blue Acres programs, which convert floodprone properties into open space, to incorporate green infrastructure into their final design plans. The GI Committee’s Green Acres Subcommittee developed this document to showcase four successful Green Acres and Blue Acres projects that incorporate green infrastructure for flood mitigation, water quality improvements, and improved public health.