Public Meeting: Green Infrastructure in Knitting Mill Creek

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The Friends of Norfolk's Environment, the Lafayette Wetlands Partnership, and the City of Norfolk are working with Tetra Tech, an engineering firm, to identify how "green infrastructure" can filter storm water runoff that flows into Knitting Mill Creek.  The outcome will be improved water quality through reductions in biological and nutrient runoff in our local waters.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, June 26th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ernie Morgan Center (3500A Granby Street, Norfolk) to begin this process.  Public education and public dialogue are essential to its success.  You are invited to attend and to add your voice to the dialogue.

Engineers from Tetra Tech will lead the evening.  They will give an overview of available “green technologies”, discuss specific applications in Knitting Mill Creek, and seek dialogue with participants to create understanding of how local citizens feel about the various alternatives.  The comments generated during the evening will become part of the final report from Tetra Tech.  That report will be completed by December, 2014. 

If you have questions or need directions to the Ernie Morgan Center, please contact John Stewart: jdstewart1@cox.net.