Sept. 9 Webinar, 6- 7:30 p.m. for Municipal Professionals on New Stormwater Rules

August 12th, 2020

Upcoming free webinar for elected officials, municipal planning board members, municipal professionals (engineers or planners), and Environmental Commission members. 

Date: September 9th
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Virtual/Zoom

Register today to reserve your spot

New Jersey’s municipalities have until March 2, 2021 to implement new stormwater management ordinances. The ordinances must be updated to incorporate the changes made to the stormwater management regulations published by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).  While a step in the right direction, these changes will not do enough to reverse the pollution of our waterways or address increasing flooding. The state rule is a baseline change and The Watershed Institute and other environmental organizations advocate going further.

If you are an elected official, planning board member, municipal professional (engineer or planner), or an Environmental Commission member we invite you to learn about the new green infrastructure rule. We applaud NJDEP’s requiring green infrastructure to manage polluted stormwater for all major development projects. We believe municipalities could strengthen protections to benefit the environment and have developed a model ordinance as a guide.

Join our webinar on Sept. 9 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to learn more about:

The Green Roof at the Watershed Center is an example of green stormwater infrastructure
  • Using your town’s new stormwater ordinance as a tool to address the ongoing stormwater pollution issue which threatens the health of waterways and economic and social equity and access in New Jersey.
  • What’s included in NJDEP’s new rule and why requiring green infrastructure for new major developments may not be enough to address growing stormwater pollution and flooding impacts.
  • The Watershed Institute’s recommendations to add requirements to use green infrastructure for minor development and redevelopment and other enhancements including the incorporation of Low Impact Development strategies.
  • One municipality’s experience developing a revised ordinance incorporating many of the recommended enhanced provisions.

Learn from our experts:

If you have any questions prior to this webinar, please feel free to contact us in advance via Sophie Glovier, our Municipal Policy Specialist, at [email protected]. You can also leave a message at (609)-737-3735 ext. 29. 

This webinar is co-sponsored by: The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions

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