October 8, 2015

In partnership with the U.S. EPA and the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland, Syracuse EFC is proud to co-host the third annual Community Summit on Green Infrastructure in College Park, Maryland on October 27-28. The summit, entitled “National Green Infrastructure Learning Lab: Making Green Infrastructure an Integral Part of Your Community,” will build on the momentum of the inaugural summit in Syracuse in October 2013 and the second annual summit in Cleveland, Ohio in October 2014.

Each year, the summit brings together delegates from EPA-identified Green Infrastructure Partner Communities and Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Communities, as well as other metropolitan areas making advancements in stormwater management across the country. The goal of the summit is to illustrate the role and value of green infrastructure (GI) in communities across the country and accelerate GI as a method of choice form stormwater management.

This year’s summit will include discussions on local codes and ordinances, stormwater permit requirements, utilizing public spaces to manage stormwater, planning and siting GI, funding and financing options for GI projects, and more.