Donations Needed!

Support Our Water Infiltration System Exhibit (WISE)

A NYS Green Innovation Grant Project

"Picture winding meadow paths that connect fascinating technology demonstrations beginning with the very pavement you park on." 

  • Work your way from the permeable pavement to the green roof and outdoor interactive exhibits. 

  • Next, stroll beside lushly vegetated bioretention bays down to an engineered wetland that purifies storm water before returning it to the ground. 

  • Crunch on an apple from the food forest on your way back up to the interpretive center for more displays on how rain water is captured from the roof and used to water plants, clean tools, and eventually be captured and purified by wetlands!

The Challenge

 

Due to unforeseeable pressures from the COVID-19 Pandemic, construction costs are nearly $100,000 more than what was awarded by New York State and the foundations listed below.  Additional funding is urgently needed to make critical pieces of this project a reality! Benefactors are especially needed for the green roof pavilion, signage, and finishing touches.

Businesses and Foundations that provide substantial support will be recognized on related signage, during press events, on our website, and in our newsletter.

 

                                       Types of support include:

                                            *  Financial Sponsorship

                                            *  Donating Materials

                                            *  Individual Donations

 

If you would like to sign-on to this project and help make it a reality, please contact our executive director, Christopher Audette at director@watermancenter.org 

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Benefits

 

Waterman's innovative Water Conservation Park will not only demonstrate sustainable practices for homeowners and businesses, but aims to nearly eliminate runoff from our property.

 

Less runoff reduces stress on public ditches and drains, alleviates pollution in the Susquehanna, and helps prevent future flooding.

Wetland and forest plantings will capture carbon and promote a more sustainable tomorrow.  Pumping less well water reduces energy usage.

Drastically improve infrastructure and operations at an organization who has faithfully served the public for more than 44 years!

Support

 

This project is proudly supported by grants from:

The NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation

The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation

The Community Foundation for

South Central New York

BAE Electrical Systems

Weitsman Shredding

Taylor Garbage

This project is endorsed by:

The Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition

The Broome County Environmental Management Council

The Tioga County Legislature

The Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District

 Sierra Club

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County

Binghamton University

The Naturalists' Club of Broome County

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo

Assemblyman Christopher Friend

Senator Fred Akshar

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