With the registration paid from a 2019 Sustainable Jersey PSE&G Foundation grant to the Edison SJ Green Team, the ESJGT Coordinator is participating in a series of two-hour workshops January to May 2020, presented by Rutgers University at Duke Farms in Somerset, NJ.  Completion of at least five of the ten RU GIC workshops will result in the certification of Edison’s first Green Infrastructure Champion.  Last month (January 2020) the ESJGT coordinator completed two RU GIC workshops, with several more scheduled during the program year.

Green Infrastructure Champions are trained leaders who can advocate for green infrastructure in their own communities.  Presented by Rutgers University, the Green Infrastructure Program can offer: Training on green infrastructure planning and implementation; Technical Support to develop a design for a green infrastructure demonstration project; Networking opportunities with other Green Infrastructure Champions for mutual support; Assistance with grant research, writing and submissions.

Edison’s participation in the Green Infrastructure Champion program is timely, in that the Township had recently been awarded a grant from the Rutgers University 319H Green Infrastructure Program.  The grant shall be combined with other previous awards (Middlesex County Open Space Trust Fund; Investors Foundation; Edison Greenways Group) to support the ETEC Dudash Park Middlesex Greenway Access Enhancement Project to develop a pervious ADA parking lot in Dudash Park.

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Upon completion, the Project shall afford greater access to the adjacent Middlesex Greenway by physically challenged individuals.  It shall also create the Township’s first Green Infrastructure Project, as well as the only designated, fully-paved, parking lot along the Edison section of the Middlesex Greenway, which receives up to 60,000 visitors annually.

The Green Infrastructure Champions Program is partially funded by the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, NJ Sea Grant Consortium and is a collaboration of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Green Infrastructure Subcommittee of Jersey Water Works and Duke Farms.

With the registration paid from a 2019 Sustainable Jersey PSE&G Foundation grant to the Edison SJ Green Team, the ESJGT Coordinator is participating in a series of two-hour workshops January to May 2020, presented by Rutgers University at Duke Farms in Somerset, NJ.  Completion of at least five of the ten RU GIC workshops will result in the certification of Edison’s first Green Infrastructure Champion.  Last month (January 2020) the ESJGT coordinator completed two RU GIC workshops, with several more scheduled during the program year.

Green Infrastructure Champions are trained leaders who can advocate for green infrastructure in their own communities.  Presented by Rutgers University, the Green Infrastructure Program can offer: Training on green infrastructure planning and implementation; Technical Support to develop a design for a green infrastructure demonstration project; Networking opportunities with other Green Infrastructure Champions for mutual support; Assistance with grant research, writing and submissions.

Edison’s participation in the Green Infrastructure Champion program is timely, in that the Township had recently been awarded a grant from the Rutgers University 319H Green Infrastructure Program.  The grant shall be combined with other previous awards (Middlesex County Open Space Trust Fund; Investors Foundation; Edison Greenways Group) to support the ETEC Dudash Park Middlesex Greenway Access Enhancement Project to develop a pervious ADA parking lot in Dudash Park.

Upon completion, the Project shall afford greater access to the adjacent Middlesex Greenway by physically challenged individuals.  It shall also create the Township’s first Green Infrastructure Project, as well as the only designated, fully-paved, parking lot along the Edison section of the Middlesex Greenway, which receives up to 60,000 visitors annually.

The Green Infrastructure Champions Program is partially funded by the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, NJ Sea Grant Consortium and is a collaboration of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Green Infrastructure Subcommittee of Jersey Water Works and Duke Farms.