green-infrastructureWith help from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (in the form of a $55,000 grant,) the City of New Rochelle will create new standards for green infrastructure with the goal of integrating green features into both public and private development.

Green infrastructure is  broad term that includes things like bioswales, rain gardens, and restored wetlands, all of which help manage storm water run-off and improve water quality.  As an alternative to traditional gray infrastructure like catch basins and storm water lines, green infrastructure is often more attractive and less expensive.

I applaud New Rochelle’s Public Works and Development departments for partnering on this initiative and look forward to the results.