Resilient Roads Community Forum
October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative to host community Roads Forum
The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative, a group of residents and town officials from within the watershed, are looking forward to hosting the “Resilient Roads Community Forum” on Tuesday, October 23, 6-8pm, at Saxtons River Elementary School gymnasium. The event will host the Road Foremen from the towns within the Saxtons River watershed: Grafton, Westminster, Rockingham, Athens, and Windham, as they discuss their work, and how it impacts flood resilience and water quality in our communities. Participants will also have an opportunity to experience watershed and flood dynamics first-hand at the stream flume table.
In many ways, our road crews are the “flood first responders” in our towns. During big storm events, when most people are hunkered down in their homes, road crews are on-call to survey and repair damage and be on the scene when problems arise. Additionally, their work has meaningful implications for how our shared infrastructure is impacted with ever-increasing storm intensity, and the water quality of our beloved streams.
On October 23rd, you can hear their stories and observations about our shared roadways, from their experienced on-the-ground perspective. What questions do you have for your Road Foreman? What have you witnessed on your own roads?
As we hear about what the crews are doing to protect our roads and the health of the streams, you can see these best practices in action with a live stream table demonstration, where participants can witness how floods work, why road improvements are important, and may be a better advocate for flood preparedness in their own neighborhoods.
This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.