October 2009
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Workshop: Managing Wet Weather with
Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure is an approach to stormwater management that uses natural or engineered systems that mimic natural landscapes to capture and clean water and to reduce runoff. Green infrastructure can include porous pavement, gray water re-use systems, green roofs, and other features. In a day-and-a-half workshop November 5 and 6, participants will learn about design and construction of green infrastructure, what it takes to get a project approved, and see some samples of successful, completed projects.

The workshop meets for the first day at the Toledo Zoo. Presentations include design and construction especially for clay soils, operation and maintenance of green infrastructure, water and stormwater re-use, green infrastructure on brownfield sites, and project implementation. The tour on the second day begins at the Shops at Fallen Timbers in Maumee and will include a rain garden in the Deer Valley subdivision, and facilities at the new Bowsher High School.

The workshop is designed for government officials, contractors, engineers, planners, landscape architects, and others who are planning for long term operation and maintenance of green infrastructure. This workshop is sponsored by the Rain Garden Initiative, in partnership with U.S. EPA and Tetra Tech. The local planning team includes City of Toledo, American Rivers, Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District, Toledo Zoo, and The Nature Conservancy.

There is no fee for registration although a $10 donation will be accepted to cover costs. Registration will be posted at www.epa.gov/npdes/training. For questions, call 419.936.3015. Attendees can earn CPESC ( Certified Professional in Erosion and. Sediment Control) credits. Credit for Professional Engineers and Wastewater and Landscape Architect is pending.


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