Title: A Functional Analysis of Safe Harbors Green
Bryan Quinn, an environmental designer and founder of One Nature, will lead a discussion about the ecological and community benefits of Safe Harbors Green, an urban park in Newburgh that incorporates green infrastructure for stormwater. In this talk, A Functional Analysis of Safe Harbors Green, Bryan will be joined by Anna Beeman and Elise Chessman from Vassar College. "Green design" is touted on almost every new large landscape construction project, but how often is that actually true? And how is it "measured"? In this 45 minute talk, join Bryan, Anna and Elise as they present their joint assessment of the environmental and community impacts created by Safe Harbors Green, a half-acre publicly accessible park in the heart of downtown Newburgh. Designed and built with sponsorship from Safe Harbors of the Hudson, an affordable housing and arts organization, the park was created to provide benefits to Newburgh residents and the surrounding environment. Over the past three months, One Nature has collaborated with Vassar College's Community Engaged Learning Program to develop an honest assessment of the park's environmental impact. Specific topics to be discussed will include: carbon sequestration, green infrastructure, habitat, and economic impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. Q&A will follow. This program will be followed by a guided tour of the park across the street from location of this program.
Hosted by the Hudson Valley Watershed Alliance at The Wherehouse in Newburgh, NY. The talk is on December 7th and starts at 12:30 pm, but please arrive early at 12 to meet and greet the speakers, order lunch, etc.
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