Etna Models Green Infrastructure Options for Other Municipalities

Sep 24, 2014

The borough of Etna recently debuted its green infrastructure plan. Like many other communities along the Allegheny river, Etna has had a history of problems with flooding, and the community of some 3,400 people was hit especially hard as a result of Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Etna’s master plan was designed to handle large amounts of storm water without flooding the sewage systems. What can their experience in Etna tell us about how other communities in our region can institute green projects of this kind? 

We'll talk with Etna borough manager Mary Ellen Ramage and Janel Everly, programming director for the Green Building Alliance, one of the community partners in the project.

For more information on the new green features the Clean Rivers Campaign, another partner in the Etna Plan, details their Eco Walking Tour of the Borough.