Friday April 29, 2011 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday April 30, 2011 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Kicking Off a New Innovative Model for Chesapeake Bay Restoration
Chesapeake Bay-Anacostia Watershed Public- Private Initiative
Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns
The New Triple Bottom Line
Come join us for a two day Chesapeake Bay – Anacostia Watershed Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Forum and training on April 29-30, 2011 in Silver Spring, MD.
We invite you to be part of
The Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns Initiative
Click here toRegister Now!
Space is limited! Please RSVP or Register by April 21, 2011
The Chesapeake Bay-Anacostia Watershed public-private initiative’s goal is to build a better delivery system of public and private support for communities interested in greening their neighborhoods and towns. Along with our partners and with input from local towns and cities, we hope to provide the technical and financial assistance needed and desired that will lead to greater integrated planning, watershed-based design and construction of cost-effective green stormwater best management and green infrastructure practices.
Restoring the Chesapeake Bay is critical to protecting our nation's waters as exemplified by the President's Executive Order on the Chesapeake Bay. The Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Initiative is a designated “voluntary” key element of EPA's Action Strategy. Small to mid-size towns are what this country is built upon. Today there is a yearning for and a need to return to the community spirit, ingenuity, and community network offered by our small towns and neighborhoods, as families reunite during these difficult economic times. Green Streets-Green Job's initiative will stimulate the green jobs market and enable families to work where they live and play.
Featured Invited Guests and Speakers
The Honorable Ben Cardin, member U.S. Senate
The Honorable Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, EPA
The Honorable Shawn M. Garvin, Regional Administrator, EPA
The Honorable Ken Salazar, Secretary, DOI
The Honorable John Porcari, Deputy Secretary, DOT
Dr. Gloria Shepherd, Associate Administrator, FHWA
Mr. John Griffin, Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Mr. Robert Summers, Acting Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
Mr. Neil Pedersen, Administrator, Maryland State Highway Administration
Mr. Christophe Tulou, Director, D.C. Department of Environment
and many other state, local and non-governmental organizations
Local Case Studies showcasing "Green Street" Design & Planning
"Bladensburg's plan to convert a stretch of Route 450 into a "green street" could bring much-needed improvements to the road's pedestrian walkways, making the area safer and more attractive, according to local business owners.
Improving pedestrian access would ultimately be good for businesses in the area, said Lawrence Todd, owner of Ladders & Things. Route 450 Construction could slow business temporarily, but safer pedestrian walkways would be worth the cost, "It'll be a lot better, and a lot safer," Todd said. “
(From Thursday, March 3, 2011 the Gazette.Net Bladensburg businesses would welcome pedestrian improvements by Daniel Leaderman, Staff Writer)