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Environmental Commission Accomplishes Much in 2013
Cranford Environmental Commission awarded Sustainable Jersey Grant
October 04, 2013
Sustainable Jersey representatives announced today the Cranford Environmental Commission (CEC) has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey Capacity-Building Grant. With this grant the CEC in cooperation with our Green Team and with support from Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agent and the Rahway River Watershed Storm Water Advisory Board, will design and install a rain garden at the Cranford Municipal Building. This location has been selected due to both its high visibility and site suitability.
Stormwater management has been adopted as the primary goal of the CEC for 2013. Through this project the CEC will address the issue of stormwater and flood control in Cranford through a rain garden demonstration project at our Municipal Building. Rain gardens, besides providing water quality benefits, also help increase the time of concentration on a regional basis providing flood waters "time to peak" which will then reduce the depth of water elevation in the river channels and reduce the width of over-the bank flows. In addition this project will provide an opportunity for community and student education through involvement in the planning and installation.
The $2,000 grants provided by Sustainable Jersey are intended to assist community Green Teams as they lead and coordinate the sustainability activities of their community. The 2013 Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program funded by the Walmart is providing $380,000 in grants to local governments for sustainability projects.