Preference to NYC Parks employees
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Noon to 1 PM
New York City is undertaking a major effort to install green infrastructure in critical watersheds throughout the city. This multi-agency program, led by NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), aims to significantly reduce combined sewer overflow discharges into the City’s waterbodies. The Parks Green Infrastructure Unit, in partnership with DEP, is currently working on a large scale program to install green infrastructure practices in over 150 parks throughout Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. This talk will discuss green infrastructure in parklands, the consent agreements with New York State to reduce stormwater runoff in combined sewer areas and the new agreement to address water quality issues in MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) designated sections of the city. It will also describe other current and proposed efforts to address stormwater runoff in the city including DEP’s Cloudburst Program in Southeast Queens. Case studies will be presented.
Parks & Recreation
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
• Participants will learn the history, mission, and structure of Parks Green Infrastructure Unit;
• Participants will learn about the current status of New York City’s citywide right-of-way and parkland Green Infrastructure Program ;
• Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities of planning, designing and constructing green infrastructure practices in parkland;
• Examining case studies, participants will learn of the positive outcomes of green infrastructure in urban areas, and the opportunities for green infrastructure in MS4 designated parkland.
Christopher Syrett, RLA, NYC Parks
NYCParks and REC
NYC Parks & Recreation Department