Washington - Join American Rivers on December 15th from 2:30 – 3:30 for a webcast to learn how the Chesapeake Bay states used their required (20%) portion of water infrastructure funding from the stimulus for green infrastructure and water efficiency. Katherine Baer, senior director of clean water for American Rivers, will highlight example projects as well as some of the barriers that were discovered.
American Rivers helped secure this "green" funding that is now being used throughout the country. For example, the town of Edmonston, Maryland employed 40 people on a project to create a green street by adding trees and rain gardens and using permeable pavement. These changes will help reduce local flooding and pollution by allowing natural processes to work in an urban area.
There continues to be opportunities for these kinds of projects as the new federal budget again requires that states spend 20% of their money on these smart investments, providing almost $700 million for green infrastructure and water and energy efficiency nationwide.
To join the Web Conference visit: http://www.quickconnected.com/web/index.html and use Entry Code: 5828.
American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations. Since 1973, American Rivers has fought to preserve these connections, helping protect and restore more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and the annual release of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 100,000 supporters, members, and volunteers nationwide. Visit www.americanrivers.org, www.facebook.com/americanrivers and www.twitter.com/americanrivers.