Lists the state organizations to which regional planning organizations belong.
Existing trees save utilities about three-quarters of a billion dollars a year!
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A comprehensive design manual that describes how and why different green infrastructure solutions can work in different sites. Richly illustrated, the guide can serve as both an outreach and preliminary design tool.
Like many older cities, Baltimore’s cityscape is dotted with vacant lots. This “pattern book” demonstrates the many different ways vacant land can be renewed through green infrastructure, from pocket pakrs to orchards, to stormwater retention sites.
EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a software application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site. Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection provides formulas to calculate impact of various green infrastructure strategies on stormwater flow and pollution reduction. Compliant with Chesapeake Bay TMDLs.
Comprehensive guide to implementing a variety of green infrastructure practices during development and after. Covers vegetation, soil, pervious surfaces — virtually all techniques.
Provides guidance for both larger towns and smaller villages. Includes detailed guidance for planning boards, and a vareity of resources for develping, implementing and enforcing planning and zoning rules. A remarkable collection of resources useful as background for any community.
The Baltimore Tree Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009 to make Baltimore a greener and healthier place to live. Our mission is to restore Baltimore’s urban forest through increased tree planting, community engagement, and advocacy. Since our inception, we have planted over 4,000 trees on private property and in disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City. The Tree Trust spearheads efforts to achieve Baltimore’s 40% urban tree canopy goal by methodically planting up neighborhoods that have few existing trees, while engaging community leaders and stakeholders in the planting and sustainable maintenance of trees.