Brochure on How to Develop and Implement Green Infrastructure Maintenance Strategy

Rain garden in Berkeley Heights, NJ, featuring Joe Pye weed and cone flowers in bloom. Photo credit: R. Leister. The Municipal Engagement subcommittee of the Jersey Water Works Green Infrastructure Committee, created a brochure to help municipalities and schools implement and maintain green infrastructure (GI) projects. This resource highlights success stories along with advice and… Continue reading Brochure on How to Develop and Implement Green Infrastructure Maintenance Strategy

Stormwater Skills: Training Resources for Green Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance

The Green Infrastructure Committee created the green infrastructure training program inventory to inform municipalities, professionals, and others interested in green infrastructure to identify suitable training programs to fit specific needs. The ultimate goal of this inventory is to help New Jersey residents find training programs that could help them begin, or otherwise further, a career… Continue reading Stormwater Skills: Training Resources for Green Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance

Wow Your Town: Four Fact Sheets for Green Infrastructure Champions

The Green Infrastructure Committee created four fact sheets to help local advocates promote green infrastructure in their towns. Each fact sheet is unique for a specific audience in mind: general population, environmental experts, transportation specialists, or school stakeholders.

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

Stormwater Utilities Can Incentivize Green Infrastructure

Stormwater runoff in New Jersey often causes flood damage to properties, compromises public safety, and pollutes waterways. Green infrastructure (GI) can mitigate these impacts by infiltrating stormwater onsite (allowing it to drain into the ground), while providing environmental, economic, and community benefits. New Jersey localities can now consider implementing stormwater utilities, which can incentivize and… Continue reading Stormwater Utilities Can Incentivize Green Infrastructure