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NYCSWCD 8th Annual Green Infrastructure Tour - This Year By Bike In Hoboken!


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Join the NYC Soil & Water Conservation District on Wednesday October 3rd for our annual Green Infrastructure tour. This year, for the first time, we're going to Hoboken and touring by bicycle! Hoboken has small streets and great bicycle infrastructure, so touring by bike is an ideal way to see sites throughout the city! For those that do not wish to bike, you have the option to join us by van, but seats are very limited. We will meet at 8:45am (at the World Financial Center Ferry Terminal for cyclists, at the NYC Soil & Water Conservation District for the van), and will finish by 5pm.

Tour stops include:

  • City Hall: City Hall in Hoboken has several stormwater demonstrations throughout the building, including cisterns, rain gardens, permeable pavement and a green roof model. We'll join sustainability staff of the City of Hoboken to learn about the demonstrations and what Hoboken is doing to manage stormwater with green infrastructure.
  • A Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO): We'll meet NJ Future and the North Hudson Sewerage Authority on the waterfront at a CSO outfall to learn about how CSOs impact Hoboken. We'll also get an outfall screen cleaning demonstration, discuss CSO permits, and learn about their live CSO Advisory System.
  • Stevens Institute:  Recent Tedx Talk superstar Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck will show us the stormwater projects Stevens Institute is building and studying, including flow-through planters and green roof modules. 
  • A green roof and farm on an old factory building: Bijou Properties is committed to sustainable building and has many developments in Hoboken. We'll join a Bijou Properties representative to see a former Hostess Factory that now features a green roof and farm and is home to New York Sports Club, CVS and Chase Bank.
  • A resiliency park: the City of Hoboken has built the Southwest Resiliency Park to combine flood mitigation green infrastructure and passive recreational space. Some features of the park include a bioswale bumpout, permeable pavers and a rain garden. We'll be joined again by City of Hoboken staff for this final stop on our tour.

Tickets are $5 and include lunch! Get your tickets at:

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