Monthly Archives: January 2011

DEP Launches Parking Lot Stormwater Pilot Program

From NYC DEP…

Initiative Will Require Parking-Lot Owners to Pay for Wastewater Services

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today announced the launch of the Stormwater Pilot Program for stand-alone parking lots, an initiative that requires lot owners to pay a charge for the stormwater runoff they produce, or demonstrate that they are addressing stormwater on site with green infrastructure or other measures…

Click through to full press release.

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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 on DEP’s NYC Green Infrastructure Plan at Pace University, Downtown Campus
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Click here for flyer

Please join the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a public meeting on the “NYC Green Infrastructure Plan.” The Plan, released on September 28, 2010, outlines how the City will use green infrastructure to improve the quality of NYC’s waterways by capturing and retaining stormwater to reduce sewer overflows. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and make recommendations on the implementation of the plan, which can be viewed on DEP’s website at: www.nyc.gov/dep/greeninfrastructure.

This event is Co-Sponsored by Pace University’s Office of Government and Community Relations.

For more information, please contact: Margot Walker at MargotW@dep.nyc.gov

Directions to Pace University:

Train: • 2 and 3 Park Place/Broadway or to Broadway-Nassau St./Fulton St. Station • A and C Broadway-Nassau St./Fulton St. Station • 4, 5, and 6 Bridge/City Hall Station • J, M, and Z Broadway-Nassau St./Fulton St. Station• N and R — City Hall/Broadway Station

Bus: • M1 City Hall/Broadway stop or the Broadway-Nassau St./Fulton St. stop • M6 City Hall/Broadway or the Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St. stop • M9 City Hall/Broadway stop or the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop • M15 Pearl and Frankfort St. to the City Hall/Broadway stop, the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop, the Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St. stop or the Fulton/William St. stop • M22 City Hall/Broadway stop the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop, or the Broadway- Nassau/Fulton St. stop • M103 City Hall/Broadway stop the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop, or the Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St. stop • B51 City Hall/Broadway stop the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall stop, or the Broadway-Nassau/Fulton St. stop

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High Performance Parks Design Manual Launch

Hot off the press! Created through a partnership between by the Design Trust for Public Space and the Department of Parks & Recreation, the High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC is “the first document of its kind in the nation: a comprehensive, city-focused manual for sustainable parks and open space.”

You can download the document for free or find instructions for purchasing a hard copy here.

(Go Nette!)

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