Pacific Grove Lands Green Grant
June 7, 2012
The city of Pacific Grove bagged a nearly quarter-million-dollar Urban Greening Grant last week, fueling three projects to further the city's environmental goals.
The state's Strategic Growth Council announced the $240,000 award in a May 29 letter to the city manager. The SGC awarded $20.7 million for 50 projects statewide.
P.G. Environmental Services Manager Sarah Hardgrave details how the money will be spent:
· Watershed Modeling –A GIS-based watershed model will be developed to better understand the City’s hydrogeology and hydrology, to quantify stormwater flows and rates, and identify urban greening opportunity areas.
· “Bioswales to the Bay” Green Infrastructure Program –Initial planning and conceptual design of priority areas for green infrastructure in the public right-of-way to implement stormwater treatment measures.
· Public Tree Inventory – Development of an inventory of trees on City-owned and other public property, including characteristics such as species, age and condition of the trees.