Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed
June 20, 2018
This policy forum focused on the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green infrastructure (GI) as an approach to managing stormwater. We brought together expert speakers and panelists to provide an overview of green infrastructure vs. traditional gray approaches and how it can be used to protect and restore water quality in the Delaware River Watershed region. From innovative examples to barriers and opportunities, this policy forum helped to equip local landowners and municipal leaders with the information and tools needed to get involved and bring more GI to their communities. Read the background paper here.
- George Schuler, The Nature Conservancy
- Freda Eisenberg, Commissioner, Sullivan County Department of Planning
- Paul Beyer, Director of Smart Growth, NY State Dept. of State
- Stephanie P. Dalke, Pinchot Institute for Conservation
- Bryan Quinn, Environmental Entrepreneur, founder and principal of One Nature
- Jeff Skelding, Executive Director of Friends of the Upper Delaware River
- Molly Oliver, Delaware County Department of Watershed Affairs
- Diana Weiner, Sullivan Renaissance
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