An interactive documentary project designed to promote awareness of the role that green infrastructure can play in creating a sustainable water future.
Water Blues Green Solutions tells stories from across the country of communities that are adopting new ways of thinking about how to protect, restore, and preserve our rivers and sources of drinking water.
Lancaster Unity is partnering with Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches to clean up the trash from the sidewalks of our beautiful city! The litter will be used to fill the letters for “Let’s RETHINK Litter in Lancaster”, a Litter Letter Project sponsored by Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Meet at Tellus360 at 10AM on Saturday, August 22, 2015.
This event is welcome to all ages! Children under the age of 13 should have an adult with them.Vests, gloves and trash bags will be available.
As construction begins along Mulberry street you should notice an immediate (and green) difference when you reach a corner crosswalk. Beginning this spring City contractors started to install these vegetated curb extensions / rain gardens. Mulberry Street will begin its conversion to a complete green street soon after. The first of its kind in Lancaster City, Mulberry Street will go back to a two way street (instead of one) and will boast bike lanes, permeable paving, vegetated curb extensions / rain gardens, newly planted trees and much more.
West James Street was paved with several rain gardens installed during 2015.
Stormwater Solutions has recognized the green infrastructure project located at the intersection Plum and E Walnut Street. This is another award for a project that has been recognized for numerous innovations including traffic calming, pedestrian safety, stormwater capture, public art, and public / private partnership. This location has become a gateway for people entering the City. To read the article click here.
The City of Lancaster, in cooperation with the Lancaster County Conservancy and the Lancaster County Conservation District will be offering a two-hour workshop for contractors to discuss the City’s green infrastructure program and the role small stormwater projects have in helping meet regulatory requirements.
During this workshop, the City will provide an overview of the stormwater management program and review recent updates to the City Stormwater Management Ordinance and Small Stormwater Project Permit Application.
The slides from the presentation can be found here
Attendees will learn how the stormwater permitting process works, review an application from a City property and learn the step-by-step process to obtaining your permits quickly and efficiently.
Note: Although the City cannot endorse specific contractors attendees to this workshop will be added to a workshop attendance list that may be provided to property owners upon request.
Green Infrastructure Implementation and Small Stormwater Project Permitting
Program 8:30am – 10:30am
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Lancaster City Hall
120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA
(Snow date Wednesday March 4)
Reservations are requested for this FREE workshop.
The Snavely and Dosch property runs along Water Street and Linear Park. With a particular focus on addressing rain water run-off from commercial properties along Linear Park work was recently completed that includes several bio-retention (rain gardens), bio-swales, and an infiltration trench (stone basin underneath the parking lot) that will help capture approximately 675,000 gallons annually.
For more information on other commercial projects click here.
The City of Lancaster hosted our first Adopt-A-Rain Garden event Saturday morning, October 25 at Brandon Park with volunteers from the Junior League of Lancaster. For more information about how you can get involved contact us here.
A Stormwater Planter is typically a wooden planter that captures, filters, and temporarily stores runoff diverted from a downspout. Some of the captured runoff is removed by plants and the remaining water is filtered through soil media and stored at the planter’s base.
Many residences in the city have downspouts tied directly into the City’s combined storm / sewer system and therefore contribute to combined sewer overflows that pollute our local waterways. Retrofitting residences with Stormwater Planters can reduce local flooding and protect water quality by capturing, treating and storing runoff before it leaves the property. They also provide low maintenance aesthetically-pleasing “green space” in urbanized areas.