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EPA Webcast: Moving Green Infrastructure Forward
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MST
Category: PNCWA Training & Events (not including Annual Conferences)

EPA Webcast

EPA STAR Grants: Moving Green Infrastructure Forward 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant program funds research grants in numerous environmental programs, including stormwater management. This webcast will feature the work of two STAR grantees who are working to achieve new insights and promote continued green infrastructure implementation and innovation in communities across the country. Don Katnik and Amanda Shearin with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will illustrate how urban planners can use geospatial information systems (GIS) to map regional development for the purpose of preserving and enhancing green infrastructure. Robert Traver with Villanova University will focus on the performance monitoring of urban green infrastructure practices in Philadelphia. 
Don Katnik and Amanda Shearin, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Converting natural landscapes to impervious surfaces negatively impacts storm water runoff and water quality. Traditional project-by-project reviews have limited ability to address cumulative impacts on the landscape due to a lack of data on the growth of impervious surface cover over time. This grant was a first step toward creating a statewide, high resolution (1 meter) map that displays geographic patterns in impervious surface growth from 2004 to 2007. This data helps planners and conservation practitioners make land use decisions that preserve green infrastructure networks and protect water quality.