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Soak Up the Rain Webinars - Wednesday, September 12

Green Streets in Dense Communities:

Wednesday, September 12th, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST

To Register*

This webinar will showcase results of a two year planning initiative by the City of Cambridge and the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) to identify and design green infrastructure strategies for dense, residential city streets. CRWA designed three individual “green streets”, an innovative stormwater management approach that captures rain where it falls by using vegetation, soil and engineered systems to slow, filter and clean stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces (https://www.epa.gov/G3/learn-about-green-streets). Based on this design process and input from residents and various city departments, CRWA also designed a Green Streets Guidance document for the City to help facilitate incorporation of green infrastructure systems into all roadway improvement projects.

Cambridge is an urban community bordered by the Charles River with 55% of its land area comprised of impervious surfaces such as roadways, rooftops, and parking lots. The proximity of the Charles River, which has an established total maximum daily load (TMDL) for phosphorus, makes stormwater treatment an urgent priority. In addition to improving water quality, Cambridge is interested in using green streets to enhance other community goals such as improved pedestrian and bike travel and climate adaptation.

Presenters:

Julie Dyer Wood, Director of Projects, Charles River Watershed Association, Weston, MA; and

Melissa Miguel, P.E. Supervising Engineer, Department of Public Works, City of Cambridge, MA

*Registration site- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6949262425055015682

For information on Soak Up the Rain and the webinar series- http://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain