Green Infrastructure Projects Take on a Large Scale in Major Cities

Jamaica Bay – Gateway National Recreation Area National Park near Brooklyn, New York

Here in Virginia, we talk about funding stormwater projects to the extent of tens of millions of dollars, but in other parts of the country, hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars will be spent on green infrastructure projects.  Philadelphia is leading the charge with a 25-year, $3 billion dollar plan to implement green infrastructure projects to reduce the amount of storm water entering their combined sewer system.  Even New York City is getting on board with ‘green’ systems and is committed to providing green infrastructure for 10 percent of the impervious area over the next 20 years.  The pledge of these major cities and others to make significant investments and ‘go green’ is further evidence that the green movement and related stormwater regulations are here to stay – now and into the future.  Read more about the green infrastructure programs here: