Sending Office: Honorable Earl Blumenauer
Sent By:
Jon.Bosworth@mail.house.gov

Dear Colleague,

By now, you should have received an invitation to an Infrastructure Week briefing hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and City Parks Alliance (CPA) on the importance of investing in public parks and stormwater infrastructure.
The briefing will take place in Longworth 1539 at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 15.

More than 80 percent of the population lives in a city, and our nation’s city parks, which are supported by a vast network of infrastructure systems, play an important role in spurring economic growth and development and creating more resilient communities
with green infrastructure systems. However, despite the growing popularity of public parks and lands, chronic underfunding of our parks infrastructure continues to plague the system, threatening both the safety of these infrastructure systems and communities’
economic stability. Attendees will learn about the nexus of public parks and green stormwater infrastructure and the ancillary community benefits of green infrastructure. Speakers include:

  • Catherine Nagel, Executive Director, City Parks Alliance
  • Tom Smith, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH)
  • Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  • Dr. Robert Traver, Ph.D, P.E. 

Please RSVP or send any questions to govwash@asce.org

Sincerely,

 

Earl Blumenauer Michael R. Turner
Member of Congress Member of Congress
Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Budget, Environment, Labor, Natural Resources, Science, Transportation

Related Event Information

Event Title: Briefing on public parks and stormwater infrastructure
Event Location: Longworth 1539
Event Start: 5/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
Event End: 5/15/2019 11:00:00 AM


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