Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Stormwater, Parking Lots & Trees - November 4

Brian Wegener of Tualatin Riverkeepers will give a presentation on the impacts of stormwater runoff on urban streams and how planting trees in parking lots can help mitigate for those impacts at the POrtland Community College Sylvania Campus at 11:00 am on November 4, 2010. The presentation will take place in the Spruce Room of the Amo D. Bernadis College Center building.

PCC Sylvania is embarking on a significant redevelopment of their campus for sustainability. A large pat of this project will be focused on reducing stormwater runoff. Approximately 30% of the campus is covered by parking lots. Wegener will present a summary of research and demonstration projects on using structural soils and trees to reduce stormwater runoff. He will also present information on how to ensure that trees will thrive in the hostile environment of a parking lot.

Tualatin Riverkeepers is working with PCC Sylvania to develop service learning opportunities around urban stormwater management and habitat restoration.

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