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July 23, 2014
Christie Launches New Green Infrastructure Project in Camden

"The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is teaming up with the city of Camden, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority and numerous other partners to improve the environment, health and quality of life in the city through a series of projects that will reduce flooding by increasing the city’s inventory of rain gardens, improving and establishing parks, and even restoring a stream to improve drainage to the Delaware River in one neighborhood," stated a news release from NJDEP.

"The key funding partner for the Camden Collaborative Initiative is the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (NJEIT), which is providing approximately $8 million in subsidized financing over a two-year period that will pay for a significant majority of the projects. The funding will pay for construction of green and traditional infrastructure improvements as well as creation and enhancements to parks. The projects are expected to annually prevent 100 million gallons of stormwater from flooding neighborhoods."

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