Harvesting the Rain:
Reducing Runoff with Green Infrastructure
Green infrastructure is a suite of cost-effective design techniques that mimic the functions of natural systems to control stormwater. When applied to new or existing developed areas, they can markedly improve water quality, reduce runoff volume, reduce peak flow and improve the aesthetic and recreational assets of your community.
New Jersey, the most densely populated state, has created massive areas of impervious surfaces. Most of the precipitation falling on these areas runs off to streams and nearby water bodies. This increased runoff causes flooding,
pollutant transport, reduced water quality, soil erosion, habitat degradation and groundwater depletion.
This workshop will teach you about water harvesting, infiltration practices, porous paving, rain gardens, downspout disconnection, and other green
ANJEC Members $10
If your commission is on the ANJEC Workshop Plan there is no charge to attend.
To register and for further information, email ANJEC or call 973-539-7547. More info at http://www.anjec.org/ConfWorkshops.htm#GreenInfrastructure124