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Bioswale Intro and Rainbarrel Workshop on July 24, 2015

Hixon Center interns and URI staff invite the public to come learn about the West Park bioswales and how to install a rainbarrel. We also can tell you how to obtain your own free rainbarrel from the Water Pollution Control Authority (New Haven residents only). This event starts at 5:30 p.m. on July 24 and is free and open to the public! Meet at Eldert Street and West Park Avenue in New Haven.

Hixon Fellow Spotlight

Selena Pang's study of the Influence of Plant Community and Media Composition on the Water Budgets of Coastal Rain Gardens provides insight for future stormwater management plans and green infrastructure along the Long Island Sound.

Save the date! The next Hixon Center conference will be on urban parks: November 13, 2015

Over 100 people convened at Yale for the Urban Nature as a Health Resource: Evidence to Action on Feb 5-6, 2015.

Yale Experimental Watershed

The Hixon Center’s goal for the Yale Experimental Watershed is to transform it from an underutilized and overgrown site into one that is highly productive – where academic research can be conducted and community members can learn and explore.

Explore the watershed


Urban Resources Initiative

Urban Resources Initiative (URI) is a not-for-profit university partnership based at the Hixon Center whose mission is to foster community-based land stewardship, promote environmental education and advance the practice of urban forestry. 

Visit URI Site