On Sept 7, 2011 a devastating flood hit the Binghamton area for the second time in just five years. Heavy rains totaling more than seven inches inundated the Southern Tier region causing the worst flooding ever seen.
Like so many other areas hit by these relentless storms Binghamton was shocked and dismayed by the aftermath.
However, the Spirit of Binghamton is strong and we fought our way back! Many see this as an opportunity to continue the community goodwill that sprang up following this disaster. Community groups and organizations continue to work to build a stronger, more sustainable Southern Tier region.
Here are a few of the groups working to build a stronger community.
BRSC is the Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC) . The non-profit parent organization of Many Hands Food Co-op.
BNP, the Binghamton Neighborhood Project, is a collaboration between Binghamton University and community partners to understand and improve the quality of life in our region.
VINES is an organization committed to developing community gardens, urban agriculture, and community green spaces. We strive to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods by re-developing urban sites to create productive green spaces.
Westover Solar Power Plant is working to build a 5 MW Solar Power Plant proposed at 600 Main St., Johnson City, NY. This would be flood-resistant. It could serve about 900 homes!
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