S.W.I.M. Coalition

Stormwater Infrastructure Matters: utilizing stormwater as a resource, not a waste!
S.W.I.M. Coalition
Gowanus Canal Conservancy Presents EXPO Gowanus, Thursday May 28th, 5-8PM

EXPO Gowanus is a free event created by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, featuring Design, Stewardship and Investigation projects that beautify and enhance the health of the Gowanus Canal and Watershed. Exhibitors include the GCC, area schools and organizations such as NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Arts Gowanus and more. […]

This Wednesday // GreenHomeNYC May Forum: Backyard Potential (S.W.I.M. Steering Committee Members Speak!)

At least 9,000 acres of New York City’s land were converted from vacant land to impermeable buildings, roads, and parking lots over the last 25 years. This becomes especially problematic when it comes to managing storm water in the face of increased precipitation associated with climate change. S.W.I.M. Steering Committee members Jaime Stein (Head of […]

Bioswale Construction Begins in Five Brooklyn Neighborhoods

Construction has begun on approximately 90 specially designed bioswales in the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope and Prospect Heights. When construction is completed later this summer, the bioswales will have the capacity to collect and absorb nearly 170,000 gallons of stormwater. It is estimated that the bioswales will capture more than […]

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SWIM has been supported by generous grants from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation (2012 and 2015), Van Amerigen Foundation (2014), and the New York City Environmental Fund (2009 - 2011).
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