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Educate-Mobilize-Advocate! SWIM Outreach 2015-2016

S.W.I.M. Coalition is gearing up to significantly increase our community outreach efforts this year and next year to inform and mobilize our member organizations and local community groups, and ensure robust public participation in the City’s water quality improvement plans.

We’ll have a kick off meeting in November, 2015, and host a series of community workshops throughout the city in the winter and spring of 2016 where we will  provide fact sheets  and discuss the details in each of the individual plans and proposals. Stay tuned for upcoming dates of our events!

Our goal is to organize local working groups composed of representatives from several community organizations who can ensure that community stakeholders are informed about the specific details of the plans and be present at every public meeting the City convenes.


If you are interested in participating or co-hosting a workshop with us click here to sign up. Email us at if you want to receive our email updates regarding upcoming LTCP meetings and S.W.I.M. events.

Upcoming Important Dates:

Date Event
Oct. 14 6-8pm Coney Island Creek LTCP public meeting at PS 90 – Edna Cohen School, 2840 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Oct. 30 Last day to submit public comments to DEP on Westchester Creek, Hutchinson River and Flushing Creek LTCPs
Nov 2015 Kickoff meeting for SWIMs public outreach efforts around LTCPs, stay tuned for details!
Jan.-Apr. 2016 SWIM workshops on LTCP and MS4 process, stay tuned for details!



Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law Listserv

NYS DEC has set up a listserv as part of the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law!

Subscribers will receive information about sewage overflows and bypasses, educational information about public wastewater systems, and updates on the implementation of the law.

To sign-up for the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law listserv, enter your email in the “Receive Email Updates and News from NYSDEC” box on DEC’s homepage and check “Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law” under the “Water” category.


City of Tucson to mandate green infrastructure in all roadway projects

The City of Tucson just adopted a policy that integrates green infrastructure in all publicly funded new roadway development and re-development projects.  The policy mandates projects to capture first half inch of rain as well as a 25 percent tree canopy cover and a 25 percent shrub and grass cover.  You can read the full story here.