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Twin Ports Climate Conversation: All Green Infrastructure Great and Small

Flower garden planted in swale between two paved roads

Bioswale or bioretention in a road median. July 2020. Credit: Aaron Volkening

August 11, 2020
Note that this is a change from our usual third Tuesday schedule
Noon to 1 p.m. CT

Presenters

  • Tiffany Sprague, Watershed, Stormwater & Sustainability Research Coordinator, Natural Resources Research Institute; Stormwater Resilience Extension Educator, Minnesota Sea Grant
  • Andrea Crouse, Water Resource Program Coordinator, City of Superior
  • Tom Johnson, Senior Engineer, City of Duluth
  • Dan Schutte, Owner, Shoreview Natives
  • Erin Anderson Wenz, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Barr Engineering

Description

The presentation will focus on green infrastructure practices from residential homes to municipalities. While most of these practices are installed to control runoff and stormwater, the presentation will explore additional benefits these practices contribute to the environment such as wildlife habitat, pollinator food sources, and generally being attractive and bringing out curious neighbors. The presenters will chat about rain barrels, rain gardens, pervious pavers, as well as detention basins and constructed wetlands, and a suite of other low-maintenance practices you can do to reduce stormwater pollution. After what we hope will be an inspirational presentation, please join us for an engaging discussion with panelists whose expertise includes green infrastructure topics such as city infrastructure, native plantings, and green infrastructure design and engineering. Come prepared to dip your toes into a variety of green infrastructure practices, and leave with plans, great and small, for a bioswale along every sidewalk.  

Registration

You must register in advance for this meeting:  https://umn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocOCspzMuHtWBy92zy501Ipb2iK8uS2Tp

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  


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