Flooding, Sewer Water Reduction Webinar Rescheduled to Oct. 30

What is the City of Hackensack doing to reduce flooding and overflows of its sewer system? Find out the strategies the city uses in the upcoming webinar, How Hackensack is Working to Reduce Flooding and Combined Sewer Overflow. The webinar takes place on Monday, October 30, 2023, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Furthermore, this informative forum, presented by the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) in partnership with the City of Hackensack, is free and open to the public. In addition, people may register conveniently for the event online.

Flooding in Hackensack

Hackensack flooding will be lessened with green infrastructure.

Rain gardens help to lessen the repercussions of flooding.

The city is undertaking several activities to address the problem of flooding. These activities include updating their sewer system infrastructure, as well as requiring developers to manage stormwater on their properties. Furthermore, they plan to incorporate natural and low-cost solutions with green infrastructure to reduce flooding.

This panel of speakers will provide insights into the strategies being used:

  • Erin Abline, Suburban Consulting Engineers, CSO/Sewer Separation and MS4 Stormwater Management requirements;
  • Anthony Kurus, Neglia Group, Design requirements for site development/redevelopment with regards to stormwater management and flood protection; and
  • Leonardo Vazquez, AICP/PP, Executive Director, Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.

The webinar will present how Hackensack residents and representatives of Hackensack-based organizations can get involved with the Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice project to ameliorate flooding.  Residents will also learn how to be more influential advocates for their environment.

Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice

This presentation is part of the NNJCF’s Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice project.  This new project seeks to reduce flooding with green infrastructure to improve environmental conditions for residents of Central Hackensack, as well as other parts of the city affected by flooding.  For additional details, visit the project’s information page.

The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation and the City of Hackensack, in conjunction with Greater Bergen Community Action co-produce the Green Infrastructure for Environmental Justice project.  Furthermore, they work in partnership with Hackensack residents and representatives of several organizations in the city. In addition, funders providing support for the project in part include The Funders Network, AARP, Valley Bank Foundation, and M&T Bank Foundation. Other funders also include PSEG Foundation and the Hackensack Rotary Club. For information about the project or the NNJCF, send an email or call 201-568-5608.

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