Norcross will hold a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Community Center Ballroom, 10 College St. to discuss trees and stormwater management. Specifically, the Norcross study will determine if the city should use more trees to help reduce flooding and improve water quality in nearby lakes, ponds, springs, and rivers.
According to the Norcross study announcement, trees improve air quality, provide shade, decrease erosion, and remove pollutants from stormwater. Residents are encouraged to attend and offer input.
Initiatives like this study are part of Sustainable Norcross’ participation in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities Program. Norcross is one of only two cities in the metro Atlanta area to attain the ARC Platinum level certification. In 2010, Norcross was one of the first communities to be certified under the Green Communities Program. In 2016, the city reaffirmed its commitment to being green by upgrading to Platinum level certification.