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Get Involved and Find Resources

DEP’s Green Infrastructure Program provides many opportunities for City residents to get involved in improving water quality in local waterways. See below for more information.

BioswaleCare

Get involved in caring for green infrastructure in your neighborhood! DEP in partnership with MillionTreesNYC hosts BioswaleCare workshops for New York City residents to learn how to care for street trees and Right-of-way Bioswales in their neighborhoods. To register for a workshop near you, visit MillionTrees NYC.


Green Infrastructure Citizens Group

The GI Citizens Group includes a wide range of individuals, community organizations, businesses, academics, and environmental advocates. Citizens Group members receive periodic updates from DEP about the GI Program and meet at a public forum once a year. Anyone can join by emailing sustainability@dep.nyc.gov.


Green Infrastructure Steering Committee

The Green Infrastructure Steering Committee is comprised of a cross-section of organizations, institutions, and professionals who are experts in stormwater management related issues in New York City. The Steering Committee meets quarterly and serves as a liaison between the Citizens Group and DEP in order to represent respective ideas and concerns. Public observers are allowed to attend but not participate in Steering Committee meetings. If you would like to observe the Steering Committee meetings, email sustainability@dep.nyc.gov for more information.

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