Help turn Fort Independence Park into a sponge!

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

Help turn Fort Independence Park into a sponge!

Enter the Park into Sponge Contest at with your name, phone, & affiliation or if it is school project, your professor/teacher. Provide a short description of your ideas and the method of your presentation.  You will be expected to give a 5-minute talk on the design.

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, on either a poster, power point, or storyboard 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.

What is Green Infrastructure?

Here is a great video from federal EPA:

Here is a great video from NYC’s DEP:

Here is some good reading:

This is Fort Independence Park Packet:

Extra Credit for those interested incentivizing Green Infrastructure with lower water fees.  Here is a good report on Water affordability:

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  1. 3 Responses to “Help turn Fort Independence Park into a sponge!”

  2. By Carsten W Glaeser on Mar 18, 2019

    One of the best known well documented living elements that currently exists across the built up environment and urban landscape are our urban trees. For NYC street trees deliver a myriad of benefits and services that improve peoples well-being, health and longevity and for delivering essential environmental services. Yet city approved builders and developers are being allowed to proceed with street tree abuse and harming practices with no effective intervention by NYC Parks Forestry and DOT. The result over decades is driving significant losses in these public tree assets and with a decline in measurable tree canopy. The most vulnerable are our large street trees. That boros like the Bronx are unable to keep their trees by assuring tree preservation where it matters, suggests you are a long way off from delivering any notion of resiliency, sustainability and countering the affects of global warming.

    it would be helpful that this organization stepped up to the plate and recognize that the City of NY is actually working against you.

  3. By Karen Argenti on Mar 18, 2019

    Thank you for your response. It is spot on! We agree with you.

    We hope you have time to review our web page. You should note that we are currently in litigation with the City, and that at the same time, many of our board members attended and participated in the Budget Hearing on Parks and Recreation. We are all volunteers and invite any and all to come to our meeting on April 10.

  4. By Michael Gary on Mar 25, 2019

    Make Ft. Independence Park a increasingly tree haven!

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