Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series April 25th

Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series:

Getting Ready for Rain!  Integrating Green Infrastructure and Nature-Based Solutions into State and Local Hazard Mitigation Plans

Wednesday, April 25th, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST

To Register*
As New England communities prepare for storms and natural  disasters, Hazard Mitigation Plans are critical to reduce local environmental and public health impacts when severe events occur.  Many states and local governments are currently updating plans to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters, and this presents an opportunity to incorporate green infrastructure.  This webinar will provide an overview of the Federal Hazard Mitigation requirements; explain opportunities, benefits and incentives for incorporating green infrastructure into hazard mitigation plans; and showcase nature-based solutions. Communities that can align local Hazard Mitigation Plans and resources to fund efforts like green infrastructure can reduce the impacts of flooding, protect and improve water quality, and reduce the impacts of stormwater while increasing resiliency to severe storm events.
Presenters include:

  • Melissa A. Surette, Senior Planner, Risk Analysis Branch, Mitigation Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Trish Garrigan, Healthy Watershed and Green Infrastructure Coordinator, EPA Region 1
  • Steve Long, Director of Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy of Massachusetts

*Registration site-
For information on Soak Up the Rain and the webinar series-  
Myra Schwartz
US Environmental Protection Agency-Region 1
Assistance & Pollution Prevention Office
5 Post Office  Square-Suite 100 (OES04-1)
Boston, MA 02109-3912
(617) 918-1696
E-Fax: (617) 918-0696   

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