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Workshop: Green Infrastructure in Kingston

March 14, 2018: 9:30AM to 2:00PM
The Lace Mill, East Gallery 165 Cornell Street, Kingston, NY map

This workshop will discuss lessons learned from several types of green infrastructure installations in Kingston. The Tannery Brook exhibit will also be available to view during this time.

Presentations include:

  • Emily Vail, Cornell University, – Uptown Municipal Parking Lots: Runoff Reduction and Performance
  • Amanda LaValle, Ulster County Department of Environment – Ulster County Projects in Kingston
  • Mayor Steve Noble, City of Kingston – Green Infrastructure Background and Next Steps

To register for the workshop, please contact Emily Vail at [email protected].

More information:

The Tannery Brook is a small stream in Kingston. The brook flows out of the Twin Ponds, travels downhill along Linderman Avenue, crosses under Washington Avenue, skirts property lines between Washington Avenue and Green Street, and then vanishes beneath the parking lot behind the Ulster County Family Court building. It makes the rest of its journey underground, in a pipe, until it meets the Esopus Creek behind Kingston Plaza.

Although the Tannery Brook has worked hard for Kingston over the centuries – including powering mills, irrigating crops, and carrying away waste – it has been increasingly fragmented and forgotten. It hasn’t been forgotten by everyone, though; it continues to make its presence known through flooding, infrastructure failure, and other damage.

The Tannery Brook is a microcosm of the ways that we perceive and manage water in cities. Its history and present state can provide context for modern stream and urban water management, as we ask: What should we expect from a stream with such a long history of use? How can this history relate to future restoration projects?

Please note that the Lace Mill parking lot is for residents only. Parking for these events is available on Progress Street and Manor Avenue.

This work is supported by the NYS Water Resources Institute at Cornell University and the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, with support from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.

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