Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City, NJ has been a member of the Cities of Service Coalition since 2014 when Mayor Steven M. Fulop signed the Declaration of Service. Mayor Fulop is committed to leveraging volunteers to strengthen youth and senior services, the environment, and community health. Jersey City is one of seven cities to participate in the Prepared Together Program.

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Preparedness and Safety

Green Infrastructure

Jersey City, NJ

Jersey City's current tree canopy is 17% - far less than comparable urban areas. Estimated conservatively, Jersey City's tree canopy is currently intercepting over 155 million gallons of stormwater per year and saving taxpayers over $1 million in flooding and sewer overflow damages. Preserving and expanding tree canopy is an important component of the City's disaster mitigation strategy. Volunteers will perform a range of activities including, but not limited to, installing small scale green infrastructure projects such as rain gardens and rain barrels, helping to identify and map flood-sensitive areas, and maintaining green and gray infrastructure projects such as bioswales, catch basins, and tree pits. Volunteers will become neighborhood-based advocates that will lead community-based urban stormwater management projects and enhance the city-wide capacity to maintain those projects over time.

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