While the U.S. House of Representatives considers eliminating the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis—if this sounds like an unwise course of action, be sure to tell your representative that addressing climate change remains a critical matter—elsewhere in Washington, federal agencies are hard at work creating resources and hosting programs to promote green infrastructure and other key climate adaptation strategies. Just one example, and a way to stay informed of such efforts: GreenStream is an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency listserv featuring updates on green infrastructure publications, training, and funding opportunities, both from EPA and other federal government entities and organizations. To join the listserv, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a sense of the kind of information shared with subscribers, here’s an excerpt from last week’s GreenStream update:
The National Wildlife Federation launched a new funding microsite for communities interested in pursuing federal funding and/or technical assistance for nature-based solutions and green infrastructure projects. The interactive database allows users to search and sort the more than 70 types of federal grants that fund nature-based solutions based on factors such as eligible recipients, project purpose, and the match required. It also provides information about the typical application cycles, and contact information for each program.
Webinar: Advancing the Integration of Clean Water Act Programs with Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning & Implementation
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
3:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern)
This free webinar will introduce a new project designed to aid states, local communities, and tribes in integrating their Clean Water Act programs with their natural hazard mitigation programs. This project is being implemented by the National Association of Wetland Managers and the Association of State Floodplain Managers in partnership with the EPA. Beginning in 2023 and over the course of five years, the project will host one annual in-person training workshop in five pre-determined regions. This introductory webinar will include a background discussion of water and natural hazard mitigation, an overview of current EPA resources to get started, and an outline of the goals and processes of this project in addressing deeper needs. There will be 30 minutes set aside for Q&A and information on the nominating process for those interested in attending a workshop.
- Marla Stelk, National Association of Wetland Managers
- Ellie Flaherty, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Jenna Moran, Association of State Floodplain Managers
The White House released a roadmap and over 100 federal informational resources to scale up nature-based solutions to address climate change, nature loss, and inequity. The reports, announced in November during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Egypt, respond to a call from President Biden earlier this year to identify opportunities to expand the use of nature-based solutions across the federal government.
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