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Archive for March, 2012
The S.W.I.M. Spotlight…
The S.W.I.M. Spotlight...

Who’s in the March S.W.I.M. SPOTLIGHT? The NYC Empire Dragon Boat Team! The women of the Empire Dragon Boat Team are an extraordinary group of cancer survivors, who have been plowing through NYC waterways and promoting active lifestyles since 2009. They are in our S.W.I.M.spotlight for their recent participation in the Oyster Project; an effort initiated [...]

March S.W.I.M. Public Meeting 3/22

Come find out what is happening with CSO public notification projects! Leif Percifield of Parsons the New School of Design and Kate Zidar from Newtown Creek Alliance will be speaking about their CSO public notification projects. Leif will be presenting DontFlushMe, a Brand viagra without prescription buy project designed to encourage water conservation before and during [...]

Fun for Kids, Good for the Waterways – green infrastructure playgrounds!

Check out a March 12 Wall Stree Journal Article which says :  “New York City has enlisted trees, “green” roofs and massive tanks in its effort to reduce the best viagra and popular in uk billions of gallons of untreated wastewater that overflow into city waterways during rain storms each year. Now, it’s turning to schoolyards. [...]

NYC Design Commission approves "Right-of-way Bioswale" standard designs

A New York Times article dated March 13 states, “Look out for “bioswales”: Measuring about five feet wide and buy steroids online for best prices just for you! – steroid4you.org 20 feet long, these buy injectable steroids online small patches of plants, steroid4you.org legal steroids trees and rocks will soon be making an appearance all [...]

We've come a long way, baby!
We've come a long way, baby!

Today S.W.I.M. members joined NYSDEC & NYCDEP on a rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the official announcement of the groundbreaking agreement to integrate Green Infrastructure into the Long Term Control Plans. From the DEP’s press release: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New York City Department of Environmental Protection today [...]

SWIM Coalition Comments on the EPA’s Draft Water Quality Criteria

SWIM Coalition submitted a comment letter on the EPA’s draft recreational water quality criteria proposed under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000. Our primary concern was the 90-day average for pathogen levels. We argued that the 90-day average was inadequate for protecting public health. The complete letter can be found here.

Linking Green Infrastructure Maintenance and Jobs

Check out this good piece  from a source that’s well-networked in the world of stormwater professionals (Water Environment Federation (WEF)).  If you click through to the full article, it’s even got a further link to an event WEF hosted with EPA on jobs and water/stormwater infrastructure. Linking Green Infrastructure Maintenance and Jobs Green infrastructure holds [...]

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