What are New York City’s impacts on the health of its waterways and the Long Island Sound? How do combined sewer overflows present complex challenges with community development and environmental justice dimensions? How is lack of progress on meeting infrastructure challenges affecting green infrastructure investments?
This briefing, organized by the Long Island Sound Funders Collaborative, will examine the community development and environmental justice dimensions of this continuing urban challenge, and the various solutions for addressing it. Emerging research is shedding light on how citizen science and grassroots monitoring performed in collaboration with local and state environmental regulators can help to document and improve ecological outcomes. As greater regional collaboration on these issues emerges, understanding the history of governmental, academic, and nonprofit efforts to address this complex problem will be key to successful grantmaking in this policy area.
- Clean water issues in NYC and their impacts on regional water quality, especially the Long Island Sound
- The impact of clean water challenges on green infrastructure
- The emerging role of community-based citizen science and regional collaboration in achieving water quality improvement
- Tracy Brown, Director, Save the Sound, Connecticut Fund for the Environment
- Maggie Greenfield, Executive Director, Bronx River Alliance
- Carter H. Strickland, New York State Director, Trust for Public Land
- Arturo Garcias-Costas (Moderator), Program Officer, Thriving Communities National and NYC Environment, The New York Community Trust
All interested funders.
2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 4:30 PM Program
Registration is required by November 6th.
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