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Green Solutions for Stormwater Management

Thursday, December 08, 10:30am-2:30pm
The Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns, 50 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Green stormwater management has evolved in recent years, and it is a growing part of municipal stormwater management demands. What is it? What are the costs and benefits? Does it work as promised?

This program is designed for professionals who work in facilities planning and management, stormwater management, landscape maintenance, sustainability, and urban planning and development. Presentations will focus on principles of green infrastructure and how it differs from more conventional stormwater management strategies, the importance of healthy soils for plant health, runoff reduction, and water quality, porous and pervious paving and hardscape technologies, and integrating green infrastructure with stream and landscape restoration.  

Presenters include:  

  • Emily Vail, Watershed Outreach Specialist, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, in cooperation with the NYS Water Resources Institute (Vassar College ’09)
  • Brian Scoralick, CPESC, CPMSM, Executive Director, Dutchess County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Daniel Seymour, RLA, ISA, Senior Landscape Architect, Taconic Region, New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
  • Bryan Quinn, RLA (CT, CLARB), Principal, ONE NATURE 
  • Simon Gruber, Institute Fellow, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

There is no charge for this program.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  

To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-solutions-for-stormwater-management-tickets-9513155103

For more information, contact Jennifer Rubbo, Manager, Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns, at jerubbo@vassar.edu or 845-437-7422, or Simon Gruber, conference consultant, at sgruber100 (at) verizon.net or 845-534-5622.

This program is supported by a grant from the Hudson River Estuary Program with funding provided by the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and  by funding from Vassar College’s Facilities Operations and the college’s Environmental Research Institute and the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns.