The Hudson Reporter interviewed some SJC members during a meeting at Green Map headquarters in NYC. This is great publicity for the green mapping effort. We need the whole community to get involved in adding their bits of information to the map to really get the whole picture. The benefit of having a public built green map is that we can use that information to find locations that require attention, or to let others know where there are cool spots to check out. For example, if everyone who has had their basement flood in the past year put a hazard icon on the map, we could see where the worst instances are and consider them for rain garden locations. Even better, the map can be used as evidence to show the city officials where trouble spots are and push them to resolve issues.
Knowledge is power, so everyone please pitch in and lend the green map your voice.