On Thursday, June 16th, over 35 people participated in a public meeting that defined how “green infrastructure” can control storm water runoff into Knitting Mill Creek and identified locations in the watershed where it might be employed. Over half of the people present lived within the watershed. The ideas that were addressed and critiqued included everything from buffer plantings and pervious walkways along the bulkhead to the conversion of 35th Street and North Colley Avenue into “green streets”. Many thoughtful and challenging questions were presented.
Citizen questions, concerns, and ideas will be used by the engineering firm Tetra Tech in developing a final set of recommendations for the watershed. Those recommendations will be available in December, 2014. A complete record of the evening’s comments can be obtained from John Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org).