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Soak Up the Rain New England Webinar Series

Soak Up the Rain Tools

Join us as we highlight innovative approaches to addressing stormwater in New England.

  • Hear about stormwater public outreach resources and programs.
  • See who's soaking up the rain with green infrastructure.
  • Learn about the latest tools and resources from EPA and others.
  • Share successes, barriers, and lessons learned while implementing green infrastructure in our New England communities.
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Upcoming Webinars

Building Greener Futures: Green Jobs Training and Bioswales in New Haven, CT
Wednesday, January 27th, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

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Green infrastructure can help mitigate flooding and drought, reduce water pollution, lessen the impacts of extreme temperatures, minimize construction costs, and be an investment in local employment, public health, community cohesion, and the economy. Since 2010, the Urban Resources Initiative (URI) has partnered with the City of New Haven, EMERGE Connecticut, and the Yale School of the Environment as the sole-source contractor for tree planting. Building upon this partnership, URI expanded into the construction of green infrastructure in the public right of way, and has installed over 165 bioswales since 2013. These projects reduce urban flash flooding, improve local water quality, and provide work opportunities and paid job skills training to community members with barriers to employment, including high school students and adults with a history of incarceration.

This webinar will showcase how green infrastructure installations and job-training programs have improved the social, economic, and environmental health of New Haven, CT. Speakers from the City of New Haven and URI will discuss strategies for collaboration around tree planting, bioswale design and siting, installation methods, maintenance, and research into the efficacy of bioswale installations. This webinar will also address how green infrastructure programs can act as a conduit for green jobs training for community members, leading to improved overall community well-being.


  • Colleen Murphy-Dunning, Urban Resources Initiative
  • Dawn Henning, City of New Haven, CT

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