Camden SMART Initiative Workshop
November 19, 2015
3:30 - 5:30 PM
How can government, non-profit, private and community organizations work together to improve the environment, address stormwater and flooding issues, and improve quality of life for citizens? Come to this event to find out how the city of Camden is improving its extreme urban water infrastructure challenges through an innovative partnership called the Camden SMART (Stormwater Management and Resource Training) initiative. Founded in 2011, six groups (Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, the City of Camden, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, NJ Tree Foundation, and the NJDEP) came together to protect human health, improve economic development, improve water quality, and enhance the quality of life for the city of Camden, its residents and the Delaware River Watershed. To date the Camden SMART Initiative has constructed a total of 33 green infrastructure projects throughout the City, which capture, treat and infiltrate over 4.3 million gallons of stormwater each year. Camden SMART has planted 1,458 trees, distributed 223 rain barrels, engaged 4,000 community members, hosted 33 sustainable events and workshops, and collaborated with more than 40 project partners.
This event at the Camden Kroc center, which will highlight the Camden SMART Initiative, will consist of presentations on the initiative and projects highlights. A draft agenda is as follows:
Welcome Presentation – Elizabeth Limbrick & Jillian Mooney
Tour of the Camden Kroc Center and tour of adjacent remediation project
Networking break, including beverages and food.
Presentations – Franklin B. McLaughlin III (NJDEP Office of Brownfield Reuse) & Sarah Bryant, AICP (Cooper’s Ferry Partnership)
Location: Board Room at the Kroc Center -1865 Harrison Ave, Camden, NJ 08105
For additional information regarding the Camden SMART Initiative, please visit http://www.camdensmart.com/.