4.10.2019 BCEQ Annual Meeting 6-9 pm Greening the Bronx

March 17th, 2019 Posted in climate changge, Front Page News, Green Infrastructure, Project Green


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

Green Infrastructure &

Soils in the Urban Environment (new)

 Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6 to 9 pm   2019 BCEQ Annual Meeting Agenda 031719

Manhattan College Leo Engineering
3825 Corlear Avenue at 238th St, Bronx, NY 10463

Networking, Tabling, BCEQ Meeting – Part I – Cafeteria (Basement)

Thank you to Con Edison for support of our program.  It includes a light meal for all who respond.  We would appreciate that you email rsvp@bceq.org your name, phone#, and affiliation if you plan on eating.

WELCOME – Updates: Living Shoreline Project, Pier 5 Lawsuit Appeal, Tabling, and Exhibits[1] for “Park into Sponge Contest,” and can we organize Orchard Beach Water Testing this summer

 BCEQ Annual Meeting & Board Elections – Robert Fanuzzi

Van Cortlandt Park, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

Harlem River Watershed Updates, NYC Parks Department Natural Resources Group and BCEQ,  Katie Friendman, NYC DPR

State of BCEQ land and organization – Robert Fanuzzi


PROGRAM: Green Infrastructure & Urban Soils – Part II – Lasala Auditorium

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.

“Park into Sponge” Presentation Exhibits[1]

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

How our soils sustain urban landscapesGeorge Lozefski, Lab Manager, Field & Education/Outreach Coordinator, NYC Urban Soils Institute

Sponsors:  Con Edison and Manhattan College

[1] 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 5 pm on April 10).  Winners will be announced in at our Environmental Education Awards Board Meeting in June 12, 2019.

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