Greening Your Community Workshops & Tours
These free, interactive workshops will offer a look at how to become a local model for using Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure to manage stormwater.
Topics will include cost savings, meeting water quality regulations, and updating bylaws to encourage sustainable development practices.
Although these events are free, registration is required.
This program was made possible through the support of the Massachusetts Environmental Trust. We encourage you to learn more about the Trust and the programs it supports through specialty license plate offerings.
Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00–8:00 pm
Oxford Town Hall, 325 Main Street, Oxford, MA 01540
Learn how to update bylaws and regulations to reflect community priorities and encourage sustainable development practices that also help communities (and developers) save money and meet regulations. Registration is required.
Devens Workshop & Tour
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 8:00–10:30 am
Devens Enterprise Commission, 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA
Explore how Devens has used Low Impact Development and a stream restoration project to improve local water quality and habitat. Registration is required.
Worcester Workshop & Tour
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 8:00–10:30 am
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Worcester, MA
The Broad Meadow Brook workshop will explore how a rain garden installed and maintained by the City of Worcester also offers local water quality improvements. Transportation provided. Registration is required.
Whitinsville Workshop & Tour
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 8:00–10:30 am
50 Douglas Road Whitinsville, MA 01588
Explore several BMPs and their years of maintenance through a tour of the LID features at Alternatives, a non-profit human services agency that serves adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts. This LEED gold-certified redevelopment on the banks of the Mumford River explores how LID can offer affordable environmental stewardship. The tour also offers an opportunity to ask questions around maintenance and on-the-ground challenges at an established site. Registration is required.