Author Archives: Hannah Magnuson

PWD Revitalizes Elementary Schoolyard

Philadelphia’s Adaire Elementary School is set to receive a new, environmentally friendly schoolyard thanks to a partnership among the Philadelphia Water Dept, the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and a local volunteer group and nonprofit. The project is a success story in the green infrastructure field for building new GSI approaches and implementing new policies. Read more about the school’s new […]

New Orleans GSI After Katrina 

Read this article to learn about the hard work and successful GSI installations of our New Orleans members. Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the city has pushed to implement various GSI projects to protect itself against future threats of extreme weather and climate change.

GSI Certifications Announced

The DC Water and Water Environment Federation (WEF) have kicked off their National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) by inaugurating their first 62 individuals. Designed for candidates capable of excelling in tasks related to green infrastructure, the program will promote a skilled, streamlined, and standardized green workforce. Read the full article here.

Member Spotlight

Jessica Knickerbocker, PE Professional Engineer City of Tacoma, Environmental Services, and much appreciated Exchange Planning Committee Member “I’m involved with every phase of a green infrastructure project from the cradle to the grave,” Tacoma Environmental Services Engineer Jessica Knickerbocker explained, listing project conceptualization, grant writing, and maintenance follow-ups as just a few of her work responsibilities. Jessica works […]

Chesapeake Bay GIS Tool 

Visit the Chesapeake Conservancy’s website to learn more about their Land Cover Data Project. Their newly developed high-resolution land cover technology allows for extremely specific and all-encompassing remote sensing, lending groups the capability for precision conservation.