Input Sought on Study of Increasing Tree Canopy Coverage to Reduce Stormwater Runoff
Apex, NC The Town of Apex will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to gather public input on the progress of a culminating study evaluating the town’s utilization of urban trees in stormwater management programs. The meeting will be held at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem Street in downtown Apex.
Information gathered from attendees will be incorporated into the study, which aims to protect, restore and increase Charleston’s tree canopy coverage. The study is being funded by the USDA Forest Service and completed through a partnership between the Town of Apex, the North Carolina Forest Service and the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC).
The consultant for the study, Green Infrastructure Center (GIC), will present some background on the value of trees in helping communities comply with stormwater permits, reduce flooding, and meet surface water quality goals. GIC will also present a final progress update to include data and findings of the study. Those who attend the community meeting will be able to provide their input on future tree canopy goals and recommended code modifications.