What happens when a watershed group, community decision makers, and schools come together to restore nature in their urban neighborhoods?
In 2015 CRWA partnered with Boston Water and Sewer Commission, Boston Public Schools, and Horsley Witten Group to install Green Infrastructure (GI) at five BPS: Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers in Fenway, Washington Irving Middle School in Roslindale, Rafael Hernandez School on Roxbury, Jackson Mann School in Brighton, and Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury. Curriculum was also created specifically for 5th and 7th grade science teachers to assist in incorporating GI into their curriculum to educate students. In this webinar, we will discuss the integration of GI and education and its benefits to the community.
CRWA uses GI, a nature based solution that uses vegetation, soil, and other materials to naturally manage stormwater runoff, as a means for creating healthier urban and suburban environments. GI has additional benefits such as increasing biodiversity, assisting with cooling, improvements to air quality, and beautification of neighborhoods.