For Immediate Release
Katherine Baer, 202-347-7550
Caitlin Jennings, 202-243-7023
Learn how States Used their Water Infrastructure Funding from the Stimulus
American Rivers will host a webcast on December 15th
webcast to learn how states used their required (20%) portion of water
infrastructure funding from the stimulus for green infrastructure and
water efficiency. Katherine Baer, senior director of clean water for
American Rivers, will highlight example projects as well as some of the
barriers that were discovered.
American Rivers helped secure this "green" funding that is now being
used throughout the country. For example, the town of Edmonston,
Maryland employed 40 people on a project to create a green street by
adding trees and rain gardens and using permeable pavement. These
changes will help reduce local flooding and pollution by allowing
natural processes to work in an urban area.
There continues to be opportunities for these kinds of projects as
the new federal budget again requires that states spend 20% of their
money on these smart investments, providing almost $700 million for
green infrastructure and water and energy efficiency nationwide.
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