Historic Brighton 2024 Spring Event

George Smith – Waterways and Watersheds

  • Sunday, April 14, 2024 – 2 p.m.
  • Brickstone Wintergarden – 1325 Elmwood Avenue
  • Presented by: George Smith
  • Free and open to the public

George Smith will speak on the waters of Brighton, focusing on Allen’s and Buckland Creeks. He will discuss the geological history of these waterways, their evolution and flow direction, both natural and man-made. Mr. Smith will also present his work on a recent project to control flow and flooding – the Monroe Avenue Green Innovation Grant Program, and an additional project to restore the banks of these waterways – the Community Water Watch Program.

About the speaker

photo of George Smith

George Smith – provided photo.

George Smith has taught science at Brighton High School for the past 25 years – mostly AP Biology and AP Environmental Science. He’s worked with students on various “citizen scientist” projects including testing water quality in Buckland Creek for 20+ years, working on the habitat restoration project adjacent to the high school, and working with the town and school on the Monroe Ave GIGP project.

More recently he has worked with students to document urban heat island effects in the Town of Brighton. Mr. Smith has also been on the Brighton town Conservation Board for over 10 years, and has organized the annual Arbor Day tree planting for the past several years. This endeavor has planted over 1000 trees in Buckland Park along the section of Allens Creek that flows through the park in order to improve streamside habitat and downstream water quality. George Smith has a MS in Marine Environmental Science and a PhD in Geology,