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New York City GI Tour 2013
A field trip to showcase innovative
Green infrastructure that incorporate
art, education and pu...
Shoelace Park
This rain garden, one of NYC DEP’s
investment in green infrastructure pilot
project which redirects stormwat...
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Bioswale and central stone overflow channel
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

The GI tour group standing on part of the subwatershed
Photo courtesy of Len Meniace., 2013

Curb influence to direct runoff to the bioswale
Photo courtesy of Len Meniace., 2013

The bioswale and stone channel
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

The stone overflow channel and emergency overflow to
the sewer system
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Continuation of the stone channel directed treated
rainwater to the Bronx RIver
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Downspout diversion of roofwater to the planters with
water level and overflow ca...
Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013

Pipe inflow and overflow to and from the wetland
planters
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

The GI tour group
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Fall view of the native wetland species in the planters
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Wetland planters and community space
Photo courtesy of Eric Thomann, 2013

View of the planters with the mural
WATERWASH at ABC
Carpet
WATERWASH ABC
is one of several permanent public
wetland parks by Lillian Ball, and is a
concept t...
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Recycled glass permeable walkway at ABC Carpet and
Home warehouse
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

View of the planted native vegetation surrounding the
constructed wetland adjacen...
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Boaters enjoying the view of the native wetland park
Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013

Another view of the wetland park beside the Bronx
RIver
Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013

Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013

Wildlife habitat at WATERWASH ABC
Photo courtesy of Edgar Freud, 2013

Beautiful fall vegetation in the wetland park
Queens College Rain
Garden
Queens College, the recipient of a
$386,000 grant as part of DEP's Green
Infrastructure Grant P...
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Permeable pavers
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Rain garden and permeable pavement walkway
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Permeable pavement demonstration
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Rain garden enhanced with a stone infiltration border
Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013
Photo courtesy of Len Meniace., 2013

Rain garden with a stone infiltration border
Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Smiling Hogshead Ranch is a volunteer
run, community farm in LIC, Queens.
Founded as a guerrilla ga...
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

The GI tour at Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Milkweeds and other great natives
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Rain barrel for irrigation
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

Nature’s beauty expressed!
Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013

The abandoned rail line that sparked the inspiration
Photo courtesy of Eric Thomann, 2013

A tour participant enjoying the compost tumbler
Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013

Our beautiful walk on the abandoned rail line
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This presentation was created by the New York City Soil and Water Conservation District (http://www.nycswcd.net) which hosts two green infrastructure bus tours each year. One to Philly and the other here in NYC. In 2013 Smiling Hogshead Ranch was feature on the tour along with many other great sites implementing stormwater mitigation tactics. I enjoyed speaking about how Hogshead addresses multiple levels of GI, not just water and soil. We are addressing food and waste issues, access to land and environmental justice issues as well.

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  1. 1. New York City GI Tour 2013 A field trip to showcase innovative Green infrastructure that incorporate art, education and public notification Photo courtesy of Edgar Freud, 2013
  2. 2. Shoelace Park This rain garden, one of NYC DEP’s investment in green infrastructure pilot project which redirects stormwater from the combined sewer system into a series of rain gardens in the park ($1.1 million). Before, stormwater from 224th St. and Bronx Blvd flowed into drain inlets by the curb and then into New York City’s sewer system. Now, stormwater is re-directed into the drain inlets and conveyed into a series of green infrastructure practices in Shoelace Park. These practices remove pollutants and help reduce the burden on the sewer system. Excess water in the bioretention area can safely overflow into the Bronx River through an outlet pipe. This project helps to keep the Bronx River clean for everyone’s enjoyment. In addition, surface runoff from the path flows into a vegetated swale and is directed towards a central stone overflow channel. A hydrodynamic separator traps sediment and removes oils from the water. Most flows are then directed to a bioretention area; large flows go to the sewer system. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013
  3. 3. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Bioswale and central stone overflow channel
  4. 4. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 The GI tour group standing on part of the subwatershed
  5. 5. Photo courtesy of Len Meniace., 2013 Curb influence to direct runoff to the bioswale
  6. 6. Photo courtesy of Len Meniace., 2013 The bioswale and stone channel
  7. 7. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 The stone overflow channel and emergency overflow to the sewer system
  8. 8. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Continuation of the stone channel directed treated rainwater to the Bronx RIver
  9. 9. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Downspout diversion of roofwater to the planters with water level and overflow calibration for the planters
  10. 10. Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013 Pipe inflow and overflow to and from the wetland planters
  11. 11. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 The GI tour group
  12. 12. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Fall view of the native wetland species in the planters
  13. 13. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Wetland planters and community space
  14. 14. Photo courtesy of Eric Thomann, 2013 View of the planters with the mural
  15. 15. WATERWASH at ABC Carpet WATERWASH ABC is one of several permanent public wetland parks by Lillian Ball, and is a concept that can be adapted to coastal situations worldwide. The Bronx River project construction was completed in 2011 by a cooperative team of engineers, scientists, and excavators with Ball as visual and managerial coordinator. Job skills trainees from Rocking the Boat, a local nonprofit that teaches kids to build wooden boats and do environmental work on the river, planted over 10,000 indigenous plants to transform the landfill site. As the native plantings mature, WATERWASH offers extensive educational outreach opportunities to demonstrate the ways this wetland acts as natural buffer for sea level rise, while improving water quality, and creating wildlife habitat. WATERWASH ABC filters commercial parking lot stormwater runoff before it enters the river, opens private property to pubic use, and was funded by the NY State Attorney General’s Office with fines collected from polluters to the river.www.waterwash.org Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013
  16. 16. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Recycled glass permeable walkway at ABC Carpet and Home warehouse
  17. 17. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 View of the planted native vegetation surrounding the constructed wetland adjacent to the Bronx River
  18. 18. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Boaters enjoying the view of the native wetland park
  19. 19. Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013 Another view of the wetland park beside the Bronx RIver
  20. 20. Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013 Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013 Wildlife habitat at WATERWASH ABC
  21. 21. Photo courtesy of Edgar Freud, 2013 Beautiful fall vegetation in the wetland park
  22. 22. Queens College Rain Garden Queens College, the recipient of a $386,000 grant as part of DEP's Green Infrastructure Grant Program, has rebuilt three different areas of their campus in order to direct stormwater to permeable pavers and rain gardens. The green infrastructure will capture stormwater and allow it to be naturally absorbed into the ground thereby keeping nearly 900,000 gallons of stormwater out of the combined sewer system. Queens College provided more than $150,000 in matching funds for the project. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013
  23. 23. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Permeable pavers
  24. 24. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Rain garden and permeable pavement walkway
  25. 25. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Permeable pavement demonstration
  26. 26. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Rain garden enhanced with a stone infiltration border
  27. 27. Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013
  28. 28. Photo courtesy of Len Meniace., 2013 Rain garden with a stone infiltration border
  29. 29. Smiling Hogshead Ranch Smiling Hogshead Ranch is a volunteer run, community farm in LIC, Queens. Founded as a guerrilla garden in 2011, a dozen co-conspirators have grown crops, planted fruit & nut trees, begun an informal mycoremediation project and became an official Community Composting Project in Queens. All this has been done without the blessing of the property owner. This Winter we will solidify an agreement with the owner and expand our operations in 2014 and beyond. http://smiling-hogsheadranch.tumblr.com/ Gil Lopez holds a degree in Landscape Architecture and a Permaculture Design Certificate. He teaches a Greenroof class at CUNY City Tech, installs urban landscapes with Future Green Studio, is the Garden & Compost Assistant with Queens Library and helped found Smiling Hogshead Ranch. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013
  30. 30. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 The GI tour at Smiling Hogshead Ranch
  31. 31. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Milkweeds and other great natives
  32. 32. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013
  33. 33. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Rain barrel for irrigation
  34. 34. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 Nature’s beauty expressed!
  35. 35. Photo courtesy of Juan Zapata Jr., 2013 The abandoned rail line that sparked the inspiration
  36. 36. Photo courtesy of Eric Thomann, 2013 A tour participant enjoying the compost tumbler
  37. 37. Photo courtesy of Gil Lopez, 2013 Our beautiful walk on the abandoned rail line
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