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Thank you for joining us at the 2nd Annual Camden SMART Forum on January 30th!
As a result of the enthusiastic participation of so many of our stakeholders, the Forum was a resounding success! The event attracted a superb turnout with more than 135 participants representing 65 organizations and 16 exciting exhibits that illuminated the plethora of sustainability initiatives underway in and around the City of Camden. The Forum featured a captivating video produced by the SMART Initiative with participation from the Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force, followed by several exciting speakers, including Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd, US Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck, and NJ Department of Environmental Protection Assistant Commissioner John Giordano. George S. Hawkins, Esq., General Manager of the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority, delivered an enthusiastic and inspiring keynote address. The SMART Initiative also highlighted its unique work since 2011 and innovative projects in the pipeline for 2014.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
for our 2014 Build a Rain Barrel Workshops! Register now by clicking here or call Sara Mellor of Rutgers Water Resources Program at (848) 932-6747.
In 2013, Camden SMART conducted six build a rain barrel workshops throughout the City of Camden. Over 130 residents participated, taking home over 95 rain barrels, resulting in 123,500 gallons of stormwater captured annually. Let's keep the momentum going in 2014!
Click Here to Register Now for the 2nd Annual Camden SMART Initiative Forum!
To register by phone please call Sarah Bryant
of Cooper's Ferry Partnership at (856) 757-9154
CITY OF CAMDEN ACHIEVES SUSTAINABLE JERSEY SILVER CERTIFICATION!
In October 2013, the City of Camden became one of only 20 municipalities statewide to receive Sustainable Jersey silver level certification. To achieve certification, the City of Camden completed 29 sustainable actions ranging from adopting a complete streets program to implementing an energy conservation education and outreach initiative and developing a buy local campaign. Members of the Camden Green Team, including Camden SMART partners, traveled to Atlantic City on November 16th to accept the award at the annual Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon. At the luncheon, the City of Camden also received a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey Small Grant for capacity-building activities. Camden's Sustainable Jersey silver certification highlights the City's recent efforts
Recent Event: 6 Rain Gardens Refreshed
Urban Promise Academy Rain Garden– East Camden
29th Street Basins (2 Rain Gardens) – Cramer Hill
St. Anthony’s Catholic School Rain Garden
Brimm School Rain Garden
Woodrow Wilson High School Rain Garden
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What is the Camden SMART Initiative ?
The objective of the Camden SMART (Stormwater Management and Resource Training) Initiative is to develop a comprehensive network of green infrastructure programs and projects for the City of Camden. The Initiative is a collaboration between the City of Camden, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, New Jersey Tree Foundation, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, our public-private partners, community organizations, and most importantly, Camden residents to restore and revitalize our neighborhoods. The Initiative includes neighborhood green and grey infrastructure projects, stormwater management policy development, and green infrastructure training programs.
Over 2 Million Gallons and Counting!
Within the first two years, the Camden SMART Initiative resulted in the construction of over 20 demonstration projects throughout the City of Camden, including more than 20 rain gardens, and several rain barrels designed to capture, treat, and infiltrate over 2 million gallons of stormwater each year.