Green Infrastructure in Kingston Workshop & Tracing the Tannery Brook Exhibit

Date(s) - 03/14/2018
9:30 am-1:00 pm

Lace Mill


This workshop will feature presentations on stormwater management, focusing on lessons learned from several types of green infrastructure practices to manage runoff in Kingston.

Presentations include:
– Emily Vail, Cornell University – Uptown Municipal Parking Lots: Runoff Reduction and Performance
– Amanda LaValle, Ulster County Department of Environment – Ulster County Projects in Kingston
– Mayor Steve Noble, City of Kingston – Green Infrastructure Background and Next Steps

The Tannery Brook history exhibit will also be available to view from 12-1 PM, after the presentations.

To register for the workshop, please contact Emily Vail at

This workshop will be held in the Lace Mill’s East Gallery, 165 Cornell St, Kingston. Please note that the Lace Mill parking lot is for residents only. Parking is available on Progress Street and Manor Avenue.

More on Fragmented & Forgotten: Tracing the Tannery Brook exhibit:

The Tannery Brook is a small stream in Kingston. Although the it has worked hard for Kingston over the centuries – including powering mills, irrigating crops, and carrying away waste – it has been increasingly fragmented and forgotten. It hasn’t been forgotten by everyone, though; it continues to make its presence known through flooding, infrastructure failure, and other damage.

The Tannery Brook is a microcosm of the ways that we perceive and manage water in cities. Its history and present state can provide context for modern stream and urban water management, as we ask: What should we expect from a stream with such a long history of use? How can this history relate to future restoration projects?

This work is supported by the NYS Water Resources Institute at Cornell University and the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, with support from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.


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