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Nyack Officials to Talk Flood Prevention

Villager leaders plan green infrastructure roundtable discussion for late Sept.

Nyack officials are laying the groundwork for a village-wide discussion on flood prevention through updated building techniques—particularly green infrastructure.

The eco-friendly planning approach relies on fixes like rain gardens, , rain barrels and cisterns to combat flooding. For Nyackers and West Nyackers in certain neighborhoods, flooding can be devastating; torrents of rain water destroyed cars, , last summer. (Not to mention .)

The "Green Infrastructure Roundtable" is slated for the end of the month. Lawmakers and residents will discuss how local codes can be modified to better assist green infrastructure on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at Nyack Village Hall.

Nyack mayor Laird-White is urging business leaders, environmental groups and interested citizens to participate, as well.

For more information, readers can contact coordinator Marcy Denker at mbdenker@gmail.com.

JC Brotherhood September 06, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Part of the discussion needs to be the consideration of the constant "off-gassing" of greenhouse emissions from Nyack Village Hall. A convenient source of renewable energy perhaps?
William Demarest September 07, 2012 at 02:04 AM
In addition to downtown Nyack, seems like every time we get heavy rains the storm drains on Midland Avenue by Catherine Street just can't handle the water .... same with nearby Highland Avenue at High Avenue.

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