WEBINAR REPLAY: Maintaining Streams in Your Community
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Flooding is a problem. With more than 86,000 miles of rivers and streams, second only to Alaska, our mountainous terrain sees an average rainfall of 42 inches, perpetuating the threat of flooding anywhere in the state at any time of year. Municipalities face an ongoing struggle to prevent damage and disruption to residents and businesses caused by flooding, which is often both time-consuming and costly to fix. Mishandling the stabilization of streams and streambanks can lead to more problems down the line, for both ourselves and our neighbors.
What can municipal leaders do? When does the DEP need to get involved? What other resources are out there?
Join Local Government Academy in partnership with the Sustainable Community Development Network (SCDN) of Sustainable Pittsburgh in this webinar featuring Greg Holesh, the Environmental Group Manager and Permitting and Technical Support at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as he details the causes of flooding for communities of the southwestern region, as well as how to smartly mitigate stream maintenance with and without DEP notification, pre-approval, or permits, and what you can do to reduce and prevent flooding in your neighborhoods.
Whether you’re well versed in regulations or experiencing flooding for the first time, get the information you need and your questions answered in this webinar as the rainy season begins.