It’s no secret that some cities and towns in the East, such as Greenville, have problems with flooding. Not only is flooding hazardous to property and to those trying to get around, but the flooded waters can also include contaminants that then end up polluting local waterways. The North Carolina Coastal Federation has been putting into place a method for diverting stormwater into the ground through pervious pavement, where the soil helps to filter out contaminants before they can reach—and pollute—waterways. The founder and executive director of the North Carolina Coastal Federation, Todd Miller, will describe the organization’s pervious pavement projects at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Sierra Club Cypress Group. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.