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Coney Island Creek Community Workshop

S.W.I.M. Coalition partnered with Coney Island Beautification Project, the Partnerships for Parks Catalyst Program, and the Wildlife Conservation Society to organize and host  a community workshop about the CSO Long Term Control Plan for Coney Island Creek. The workshop took place at the New York Aquarium and we invited DEP to join us so they […]

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Please Attend the Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek Community Workshop!

Please join Riverkeeper, the Guardians of Flushing Bay and S.W.I.M. Coalition on March 5th for a workshop about important water quality issues in Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek. Hear from local elected officials and community members about what is going on with CSOs in Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek and participate in a Q&A with the […]

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Speak Up: Westchester Creek, Hutchinson River, and Flushing Creek LTCP Comment Letters Due Oct. 30

Public comment letters are due for Hutchinson River, Westchester Creek, and Flushing Creek to DEP on October 30, 2015. S.W.I.M. will post sample comment letters for these plans here on the blog and in our e-blast on October 14. All public comments should be sent to DEP at ltcp@dep.nyc.gov. Be sure to review the Combined Sewer […]

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Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training in New York – March 21st to 24th

Attend this suite of training courses offered by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and learn how to successfully market, design, budget, install and maintain green (vegetated) roofs.  Green Roof Design 101, Green Roof Design and Installation 201, Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage 301, and Green Roof Plants and Growing Media 401 were developed by multidisciplinary committees of industry experts, and are recommended training for individuals preparing to sit for the Green […]

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Upcoming Shoreline Clean-Up!

Come out and support buy generic prednisone without a prescription the EMPIRE DRAGON BOAT TEAM for Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Clean-up! When: SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Where: Pier diflucan natural substitute One at the World’s Fair Marina Join the clean-up, experience paddling in our Dragon Boat, learn about green […]

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January S.W.I.M. Public Meeting – first one of the year!

It’s the new year!  We hope you will take a break from hibernating long enough to check in with us at our next meeting. January  S.W.I.M. Public Meeting Thursday January 26th, 3:o0 to 5:00PM Banquet Hall at World’s Fair Marina, 125-00 Northern Boulevard, off the Grand Central Parkway, Flushing Bay, Queens. Marina Office Number: (718) 478-0480 […]

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You are invited to an EPA GI forum…

You are invited A forum to discuss green infrastructure – sharing successes and challenges Tuesday, February 7, 2012 from 10:00am-12:30pm EPA’s forum will be held during the New York Water Environment Association’s 84th Annual Meeting New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway, New York, NY Speakers include: Matt Millea, Deputy County Executive, Onondaga County, New York “Save the […]

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State Senate hearing on public notification of sewer overflows this FRIDAY

THIS FRIDAY Oct 14: NYS Senate Committee on Environmental Conservation public hearing “for better notification procedures” of sewer overflows Another chance to go on the record for public notification!  This hearing, “to examine mechanisms for better notification procedures in instances where sewage and other pollutants have been released into our water”, is sponsored by NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat. When: Oct. 14, […]

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TWO FREE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE BUS TOURS PHILADELPHIA 10/6 & NYC 10/13

NYC Soil and Water Conservation District presents two guided tours of various types of Green Infrastructure systems and how they work. RSVP here for both tours. Seats available on a first come, first serve basis! PHILI TOUR When: October 6th, 2011 Bus Boarding Location: 121 Sixth Avenue, NY, NY 10013, SW corner of Broome and […]

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The S.W.I.M. Harbor Seal of Approval goes to…
The S.W.I.M. Harbor Seal of Approval goes to...

Join the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition on April 28, 2011, from 6 to 8pm as we award the S.W.I.M. Harbor Seal of Approval to the Gowanus Canal CDC for work that advances the public’s understanding of water quality issues and Green Infrastructure. What: Gowanus Canal CDC receives the S.W.I.M. Harbor Seal of Approval When: April […]

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Minds in the Gutter hung out to dry
Minds in the Gutter hung out to dry

Minds in the Gutter is back! Thanks to a partnership with the Gowanus CDC, Minds in the Gutter, our exhibit that explores the myriad opportunities for stormwater management in the public right-of-way, is back on display! Swing by their storefront at 509 Court Street, Brooklyn to windowshop a few bright ideas for a gutter near […]

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S.W.I.M. Members featured at GreenHomeNYC’s March Green Building Forum on Sustainable Stormwater Management

For full event info, head on over to GreenHomeNYC… Whether you’re a green building professional, student, or just plain interested in water, the March forum promises to open your eyes to a new way of thinking about those April showers.  Our March speakers provide a wealth of knowledge on managing urban runoff, and promise to […]

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Pratt PSPD lecture series spotlights the SUSTAINABLE WATERFRONT

This spring, Pratt Institute’s Program for Sustainable Planning and Development is offering a lecture series with several speakers focusing on SUSTAINABLE WATERFRONT. To attend, please RSVP to prattpspd@gmail.com Reception 5:30; Lecture 6:00; Q+A 7:00 Pratt Manhattan Campus 144 West 14th Street, New York Room 213 NYC Green Infrastructure Plan February 11, 2011 The NYC Green […]

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IMPT! Meeting on DEP’s NYC Green Infrastructure Plan

So you have combed The NYC Green Infrastructure Plan, and your copy is now dog-eared and tattered, right? So many questions are swimming in your mind…why 10%? what about existing buildings? what about Newtown Creek? OK, maybe you haven’t even downloaded it yet. Either way, we hope to see you at this important public meeting… Public Meeting […]

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Green Infrastructure Cost & Maintenance Workshop – DEC 6!

You are invited on Monday, December 6th, 2010 to a highly informative and interactive workshop on Green Infrastructure Cost and Maintenance. Come to learn and share your thoughts and experiences. The workshop will cover information on Green Infrastructure cost, maintenance, implementation and opportunities for green job creation.Three speakers will discuss projects that examine residential, commercial, […]

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Minds in the Gutter LIVES!
Minds in the Gutter LIVES!

Minds in the Gutter, our an ongoing call for designs that respond to the question – “How can New York City utilize its existing 6,000 miles of roadway and accompanying 12,000 miles of sidewalk as an opportunity for stormwater management”– continues to travel as an exhibit and workshop. Today, we set up shop at Urban […]

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S.W.I.M. Coalition out and about (in the heat)
S.W.I.M. Coalition out and about (in the heat)

The heat wave doesn’t keep us inside, it gets us out on the water! On July 24, the S.W.I.M. Coalition, as well as several of our member organizations, participated in City of Water Day, convened annually by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.  We were there with our Sewer in a Suitcase tabletop model, courtesy of Center for […]

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DEP report release: An Adaptive Management Strategy for Reducing CSOs

The NYCDEP invites you to attend a city-wide meeting on the first part of a two-part report, AN ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR REDUCING COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOWS:  GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, GREY INFRASTRUCTURE AND SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION. PlaNYC, New York City’s blueprint for a greener, greater city over the next 20 years, set goals that the City will improve […]

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Hudson-Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan

The NY District of the US. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Port Authority and NY/NJ Harbor Estuary Program, has developed a Comprehensive Restoration Plan to restore the Hudson-Raritan ecosystem. The purpose of the upcoming meetings is to introduce the Plan to the public and be an opportunity for stakeholders of each Planning Region […]

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S.W.I.M. Coalition visits Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1

Thanks to the staff who hosted us and MVVA for the lovely tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1, and its stormwater features. And thanks to all the dedicated SWIMmers who tracked us down in the trailer…

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S.W.I.M. Coalition May Meeting at Brooklyn Bridge Park!

S.W.I.M. Coalition will meet this week at Brooklyn Bridge Park for its regular meeting (agenda below) followed by a tour of Pier 1 and its stormwater management features! Thu, May 13, 2010, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 3-4pm – meeting in Brooklyn Bridge Park conference room trailer, click here for a map to the meeting […]

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Minds in the Gutter launch at the Museum of the City of New York
Minds in the Gutter launch at the Museum of the City of New York

Join SWIM Coalition and co-sponsors Design Trust for Public Space and Museum of the City of New York for a viewing of the Minds in the Gutter exhibit of stormwater designs for the public right-of-way and a panel discussion among expert dreamers and do-ers in the field of stormwater management. April 22, 2010, 6:30-8pm Museum of the […]

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S.W.I.M. Coalition presenting at GreenHomeNYC March Green Building Forum

March forum: Stormwater Join S.W.I.M. at GreenHomeNYC’s March Green Building Forum, with three guest speakers focusing on Stormwater issues. The evening will address methods to re-use and manage stormwater for community, residential and commercial projects. Wednesday – March 17 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Green Depot 222 Bowery at Prince Street Please RSVP and […]

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SWIM at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on March 13th

SWIM will be at the 29th annual Making Broklyn Bloom, “Soil in the City: Growing Healthy Neighborhoods from the Ground Up” click here for the flyer WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 2010 [10 a.m. to 4 p.m.] WHAT: Celebrating Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Centennial Year! WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden • Palm House 1000 Washington Avenue • Brooklyn, […]

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SWIM Coalition is sponsored by the New York City Soil & Water Conservation District. Your donation will be made to the SWCD but will be earmarked for SWIM activities. Your donations are tax deductible under the IRS code 170(c)1.
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S.W.I.M. has been supported by generous grants from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation (2012, 2015, and 2016/2017), van Ameringen Foundation (2014 and 2016/2017), Patagonia (2016) and the New York City Environmental Fund (2009 - 2011).
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