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Bronx Council For Environmental Quality''s 18th Annual Environmental Conference

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You are invited to the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) 18th Annual Environmental Conference & 48th Annual Membership Meeting.

 

Green Infrastructure & Affordable Water Fees

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
06:00 to 09:00 p.m.

 

06:00 06:45 p.m Part I – Cafeteria (Basement) Networking, Tabling, Short presentations Living Shoreline, Pier 5 LawsuitAppeal, Tabling 

06:15 p.m BCEQ Annual Meeting & Board Elections – Robert Fanuzzi

06:25 p.m Van Cortlandt Park, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

06:35 p.m Harlem River Watershed Updates, NYC Parks Department Natural Resources Group and BCEQ, Sara Powell, Urban Waters Ambassador and Katie Friedman, NYC DPR

06:45 p.m The State of The BCEQ Land & Org – Dr. Fanuzzi, President

 

07:00 08:45 p.m Part II – Scala Auditorium Program: GI&the cost of storm H2O

Can green infrastructure help us live sustainably in our watershed?  Discussing a nature-based, cost-effective, speedy, build / design, low impact development process will sustain us to live in our ever-expanding landscapes, skyscapes, populations and employment strategies in the changing climate.

07:00 p.m “Park into Sponge” Presentation Exhibits - Help turn Fort Independence Park into a sponge! Enter the Park into Sponge Contest at parkintosponge@bceq.org with your name, phone, & affiliation. Be the City’s imagination and prepare Green Infrastructure drawings based on the photos of runoff damage supplied in the registration packet. Or use your own park and take your own photos and prepare GI to Turn your Park into a Sponge.  Bring your final exhibit / presentation to the meeting (set up is at 05:00 p.m. on April 10, 2019). Winners will be announced in at our Environmental Education Awards Board Meeting on June 12, 2019.

07:30 p.m What is Green Infrastructure: Melissa Enoch, Program Manager, Private Incentives for DEPs Bureau of Environmental Planning and Assessment

08:20 p.m How do we make Stormwater Fees Affordable - TBA

 

Thanks to ConEdison for their support, which includes a light meal for all who attend. If you plan on participating and attending dinner, please RSVP by sending an e-mail with your name, phone number, and affiliation to rsvp@bceq.org.

Sponsors: ConEdison and Manhattan College

Location:

Manhattan College
Leo Engineering Building
3825 Corlear Avenue & 238th Street
Bronx, NY 10463

 

 

About Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ)

The Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership organization located in NYC’s only mainland borough — Bronx. We are a diverse collection of individuals all seeking to leave our great grandchildren better air, land, and water quality than we have at present.

  • We are teachers, community activists, health professionals — environmentalists. Let us introduce ourselves;
  • we promote clean air and water;
  • we are against habitat destruction;
  • we believe in preserving nature;
  • we think globally and act locally;
  • we hold symposia, tree plantings, restoration activities, beach clean ups, and much more!

Our issues are your issues. We are concerned with the same environmental problems that concern you. Please contact us to suggest agenda items that should be discussed by our directors at our next monthly Board Meeting.

  • Toxic Waste Clean Up
  • Clean Water Maintenance
  • Waste Treatment
  • Watershed Planning
  • Improved Coastal Management
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Wetland Restoration
  • Restoration Of Parklands And Greenways

For more information, please visit here.

 

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